This work is being supported as part of the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery project, the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI). Engaging the public in the process of collecting data on location and characteristics of basic infrastructure and critical facilities has become a key pillar of the OpenDRI project, which has engaged in activities that incorporate this approach in Colombia, Haiti, Malawi, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines. Understanding how governments can better interact with volunteer communities will be critical to the future development of OpenDRI’s work.
The research is carried out under the auspices of the Chorley Institute of University College London (UCL) led by Prof. Muki Haklay. More information can be found at the “Research Team” page of the blog.