Thursday, December 30, 2010

CrisisCommons receives two-year grant

CrisisCommons is a global network of volunteers who use creative problem solving and open technologies to help people and communities in times and places of crisis.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was awarded a two year, $1.2 million dollar grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support CrisisCommons as a full-time project through 2012. CrisisCommons is a commons-based approach to crisis management and global development.

The grant will focus on three main objectives:

  1. To provide community and technology liaison support during and after disasters;
  2. To facilitate a shared approach to research and innovation; and
  3. To establish trust and formalize relationships in the crisis response and volunteer technology communities.
More information about CrisisCommons is available at http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/Main_Page