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Job with UNICEF Innovation: RapidSMS Consultant, Burundi (Project KiraMAMA)

Do you find health development projects exciting and appealing? UNICEF Burundi is looking for an international consultant specialized in health and nutrition to support the technical RapidSMS team embedded in the Ministry of Health and HIV/AIDS. The consultant will be expected to manage distinct operations between technical partners, ministries and […]

Typhoon Yolanda photo essay – Revisiting the RapidFTR deployment

Typhoon Yolanda photo essay – Revisiting the RapidFTR deployment

As RapidFTR scales up deployment in South Sudan to address the massive displacement of the population there (read a story later this week!), our lead for Innovation in Humanitarian Action, Mac Glovinsky, revisits his mission to Tacloban, Philippines to deploy RapidFTR in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda last year.  Here are […]

RapidFTR serves as a force for change in some of the world’s most complex emergencies

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OB44xdhvrQ] RAPIDFTR: an open-source mobile application that helps humanitarian workers gather and share information to support Family Tracing and Reunification in emergencies. In every emergency, the commotion of survival and flight leads to the separation of children from their caregivers. By introducing RapidFTR–an open-source mobile phone application–to replace the […]

Digital mapping technology to reduce disaster risks

Located just above sea level, Rio de Janeiro is vulnerable to floods and landslides, natural disasters that are expected to increase with climate change. The city’s favelas are largely situated along mountainsides, and are already prone to both disasters and socio-environmental risks, such as poor infrastructure. In recent years, heavy […]

RapidSMS

RapidSMS

RapidSMS is a toolset for rapidly building SMS (text message) services for data collection, streamlining complex workflows, and group coordination using basic mobile phones — and can present information on the internet as soon as it is received. RapidSMS was first developed by UNICEF Innovation in 2008 to strengthen data […]

RapidFTR

RapidFTR

RapidFTR (Rapid Family Tracing and Reunification) helps humanitarian action workers to quickly collect vital information from children who have been separated from caregivers in disasters, and to share it securely with people who can get them help and find their families. This open source mobile application is used to record […]