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[liberationtech] Online Certificate Course in Tech for Emergency Management (Starts March 17th)

Nancy Ngo nancy at
Thu Feb 20 09:58:04 PST 2014

Dear Liberation Tech community,

TechChange is excited to announce our four-week online certificate
course on Tech
for Emergency Management<>starting
March 17th. This
course will have a strong focus on the Typhoon Haiyan and the lead
facilitator Timo
been working in the Philippines with the ICRC for the past few months.

We're also looking for guest experts to join us to talk about any recent
projects or work. Please reply if you are interested in doing a
presentation for the course.

If you are interested in taking it as a participant, use the discount code:
"*LiberationTech*" *and get $150 dollars off registration price*. (Apply
. The full course description is included below. Hope some of you decide to
join us.

We're still putting together the syllabus, so if you have any ideas for
input, please do tweet @TechChange <> or
reply to this email.




TC103: Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management


Dates: March 17th - April 11th, 2014 (Includes access to course content for
6 months)

Course Description:

This four-week online professional development certificate course will
explore how new communication and mapping technologies are being used to
respond to disasters, create early warning mechanisms, improve coordination
efforts and much more. From the earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti and
Japan to the monitoring of human rights abuses in countries like Syria to
the recent typhoon in the Philippines, this course will consider a variety
of real world examples from organizations working in the field and analyze
some of the key challenges related to access, implementation, scale, and
verification that working with new technology presents. The course is
designed to assist professionals in developing concrete strategies and
technological skills to work amid this rapidly evolving landscape.

Course Topics and Featured Tech:

- Mapping the Crisis: New Techniques for Disaster Response and Preparedness

- Human Rights Violations and Elections Monitoring

- The Power of the Crowd: Citizen Journalism in the era of Crowdsourcing

- Information Overload: Verification, Analysis, and Decision Making in

- Featured Technologies: Ushahidi, TextIt, FrontlineSMS, Telerivet, Open
Street Map, Twitter ArcGIS Online, Basic GIS and more!

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to...

- Critically analyze both the opportunities and the pitfalls that emerge
when working with technology to respond to crises

- Connect relevant development, humanitarian and peacebuilding theories to
the technological strategies and tools discussed in the course

- Manage specific software platforms and utilize various technological
tools for responding to and managing crisis

- Design dynamic and effective strategies for using technology platforms
and tools to respond to crises


$295 if you use the "LiberationTech" coupon code in your application

$445 if application and payment is submitted by start of course.

Apply Now:  For more information or to apply. click here:

Nancy Ngo
TechChange: The Institute for Technology and Social Change
Director of Marketing
Mobile: 202-6300-NGO (202-630-0646)
nancy at <>
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