Towards a principled approach to humanitarian information and communication technology

Isabelle Vonèche Cardia, Adrian Holzer, Ying Xu, Carleen Maitland, Denis Gillet

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Abstract

The humanitarian sector is entering in the network age. The explosion in access to new information and communication technology (ICT) like mobile phones, the internet, and social media, is changing the way people communicate in emergency situations. However, the use of new ICT has not yet been adequately accompanied by an analysis of the challenges it represents for the application of the four humanitarian principles, namely humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence. these principles provide the foundations for humanitarian action and are central to establishing and maintaining access to affected people. .is article addresses that issue and provides a design framework to guide humanitarian agencies towards a principled approach to ICT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450352772
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 16 2017
Event9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2017 - Lahore, Pakistan
Duration: Nov 16 2017Nov 19 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
VolumePart F132087

Other

Other9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2017
CountryPakistan
CityLahore
Period11/16/1711/19/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Cardia, I. V., Holzer, A., Xu, Y., Maitland, C., & Gillet, D. (2017). Towards a principled approach to humanitarian information and communication technology. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2017 [3136588] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. Part F132087). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3136560.3136588