Hi, for all those who got into this for humanitarian response and disaster risk management and reduction:
This call just came out: GSMA | The GSMA Innovation Fund for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action Opens Today | Mobile for Development (read the analysis by ICTWorks here.) Applications close on 19th January 2023
"The Fund will invest up to £250,000 in projects like:
Pre-Positioning and Early Deployment Activities: For example: a mobile-enabled system that triggers the payment of support, such as a mobile cash payments sent to families living in a flood plain when the river level passes 2 meter mark indicating a forthcoming flood”
This is an opportunity to put on the table a Pre-Positioning approach that consists of:
- mapping of local manufacturing capabilities for go to humanitarian NFI (non food items),
- combined with decentralised hosting of a set of designs & documentation that fit local capabilities, needs and types of materials. I’m thinking: a offline servers at national DRR (disaster risk reduction) institutions. Can also be online with regular sync to local servers.