Develop a worldwide standard for SMS for emergency/natural disastwer use
Fragile States, Conflicts, and Disasters
How might we use Science Technology & Innovation to better manage and coordinate responses to humanitarian crises and conflicts?
Are new information technology tools useful for USAID in disaster response? What technologies are available and how can USAID incorporate them into future planning? What were the best practices in Haiti with regards to usage of IT tools?
How can USAID use low-cost technologies to improve health and sanitation in refugee camps?
How might we help establish an early-warning system for potential flooding events?
How might we deploy technologies to improve urban search and rescue in disaster recovery?
How might we build refugee camps of the future that are scalable, temporarily adaptable, and provide basic services cheaply and effectively with minimal impact on the environment?
In the midst of disaster and conflict, how might we eliminate false positives and bad reporting through social media?
How might we use science and technology to teach communities prone to natural disasters how to rebuild the needed infrastructure?