2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Designing Collective Action for Global Development

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Room 303-304
110 E 2nd St

Thousands of volunteers use Wikipedia-style platforms to help save lives worldwide. How do how highly collaborative tools allow online volunteers to leverage their collectives brain to be a force in global development operations? We'll discuss examples like: 1) the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team that maps infrastructure damage after a major crisis 2) the Humanitarian Data Exchange which connects the world with humanitarian-related datasets 3) Global Innovation Exchange brings the development innovation ecosystem online.

We'll discuss the advantages of public/govt collaborations in peacekeeping, development, & emergencies, as well as perils surrounding data privacy, data sensitivity & more.

Hashtags: #sxsw #globaldev


Alexis Bonnell at SXSW

Alexis Bonnell

Innovation Evangelist

US Global Development Lab, Usaid

Alexis Bonnell is the Chief of Applied Innovation and Acceleration in the U.S. Global Development Lab of USAID. Over her career, Alexis has developed and delivered over a billion dollar of humanita...

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Brent Dixon at SXSW

Brent Dixon

Curious Prototyper

United Nations

Brent Dixon is an interdisciplinary designer, educator, and entrepreneur based in Brooklyn, New York. He currently leads the creation and development of an innovation unit in the UN Secretariat. Th...

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Luis Capelo at SXSW

Luis Capelo

Data Scientist

United Nations

Luis Capelo is a Harvard-trained data scientist specializing in the design and development of data products for the public sector. In addition to his work at Flowminder, Luis contributes to ongoing...

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Tyler Radford at SXSW

Tyler Radford

Exec Dir

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

yler is HOT's Interim Executive Director. Prior to HOT he has led diverse, people-focused, technology-enabled projects across the public, private, non-profit, and international humanitarian sectors...

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