april, 2021

tue20apr4:00 pm5:30 pmCan we talk about humanitarian accountability in Tech? (1)by American Red Cross, Global Disaster Preparedness Center, University of Washington4:00 pm - 5:30 pm(GMT+02:00) View in my timeType:WorkshopLanguage:English


(Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm(GMT+02:00) View in my time

Event Details

The humanitarian field is making strides to bring greater accountability to humanitarian principles in tech. Largely, with a focus on “ethics”– we have gained traction with tech creators in addressing hard issues around vulnerability of information and privacy of data. Yet, this still doesn’t reach the level of evaluation and criteria that we expect of our core work as we deliver services to vulnerable populations.

How might we raise tech to the next level of humanitarian accountability in design and development?
Do you have examples where you held tech accountable to the mission or where you were doing so just seemed impossible?

Bring them to this workshop where we clarify engineering requirements vs mission requirements, ethics vs humanitarian accountability, and ways we can move design to be more accountable to humanitarian principles.

For: Those who have participated or are participating in tech building for the red cross with tech creation partners. Come ready to share your experiences and lessons about what worked and didn’t work, and why! Whether it was an app or corporate information system—we are seeking to raise the bar for bringing accountability for the humanitarian mission into our tech design and decision-making.


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