Africa, Aid and relief, aid coordination, aid delivery, data communication systems, drivers of new technologies, ICT Applications, information management, mobile devices, mobilization, telecommunications, Development Economics & Aid Effectiveness, Haiti
How New Technologies Impact Aid Coordination

The focus of this paper is on how these technologies can be used in the service of providing humanitarian aid to save lives and improve the distribution of food, shelter materials and other needed resources during and after a disaster. in terms of coordination we are considering three components:
- The first is gaining a thorough and accurate situational awareness of the state of affairs in the areas affected by the disaster.
- The second is mobilizing the right financial, physical and human resources based upon that awareness.
- And ultimately, coordination involves the most appropriate delivery of those resources (in other words, aid) to those who need it.

Added by View user profileSonia Hossain on April 5, 2012