Crowdsourcing and Crisis Mapping for a Better World

with Patrick Meier, Director of Crisis Mapping, Ushahidi

Join us as Patrick Meier discusses crowdsourcing, increasingly digital populations and why, in disaster situations, the access to information is equally important as access to food and water.  
 
Patrick is an internationally recognized thought leader on the application of new technologies for crisis early warning, humanitarian response, human rights and civil resistance. He currently serves as Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi, a nonprofit tech company that specializes in developing free, open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.  Patrick consults extensively for international organizations in Africa, Asia and Europe.
 
He authors the iRevolution blog and tweets at @patrickmeier
 
Hosted by RGK Center Professor Joshua Busby, the Global Civil Society Speaker Series launched in spring 2007 to showcase individuals with practical experience and timely research in the world of international NGOs, philanthropy and advocacy.