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Friday, November 29 • 09:30 - 10:30
OF31 Bridging digital in a Large Humanitarian Organization

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Since its launch in 2014, MissingMaps has been supported by a growing network of humanitarian  organizations and volunteers that collaboratively put the most vulnerable places on the map. Working with a variety of actors allows for us to collaboratively learn about open (map) data opportunities  and challenges, as well as its potential to mitigate risks and loss in humanitarian contexts. 

This session will familiarize participants  with the Missing Maps project and explore, the landscape of digital transformation through the largest humanitarian network, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. In addition, we will showcase how local community members, as well as remote volunteers can join forces, and collaboratively work towards common objectives to anticipate disasters and to respond effectively to them. This will include hands-on, interactive opportunities to contribute to humanitarian activities, via the use of the MapSwipe app supporting humanitarian activities all over the world one swipe at a time. 




Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center

IFRC Strategy 2030 

Missing Maps




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Heather Leson

Digital Innovation Lead, IFRC
Heather Leson is driven by a world where everyone lends a hand. She delivers innovative products and experiences with global networks at the intersection of social impact, strategy, technology, and open principles.Using hybrid skills of participatory design expertise, global network... Read More →

Friday November 29, 2019 09:30 - 10:30 CET
Convention Hall I - C