Innovations in Disaster Management: The Use of Technology in Crisis Response, Humanitarian Relief, and Disaster Recovery


Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:30pm to 5:30pm


Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge


Technology holds great promise for improving policymakers’ and practitioners’ abilities to quickly and effectively provide aid in emergency response, humanitarian relief, and post-disaster recovery. In this panel, a group of academics and practitioners will discuss different applications of technology in disaster response and recovery, exploring the benefits and challenges of harnessing the power of technology to confront and overcome major crises. 



 ·         Doug Ahlers, Senior Fellow, Program on Crisis Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; Founder, Broadmoor Project; and Founder, Recupera Chile Project

·         Vincenzo Bollettino, Director, Resilient Communities Program, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

·         Piyush Tewari, FounderSaveLIFE Foundation, and HKS Mid-Career (2017)

Moderated by Dutch Leonard, Faculty Co-Director Program on Crisis Leadership; George F. Baker Jr. Professor of Public Management (HKS); and Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration (HBS)