Memos from the lunch session 28.1. Thu

Marketing package for emergency
(easy to fill templates)
– media
– donors
– decision makers

Problem topics by Shanfan

Emergency communication
Knowledge package
Experience, Sharing, Reflecting
External communication

Decision? Let’s keep these open, and in mind.

Shanfan comments about the major tasks:

Where to aggregate the information?
How to communicate the information?
What is the information needed?
Designing a flexible, unified database set that serves the problem topics well.

… other topics:

-Collect what bloggers are thinking about, how to aggregate this information?
-People tracking, do they have a use for this, is it being used already?
-The roster of people and their skills, the current profiles are lacking in depth and accuracy.

-Touch maps, but why would they need it?
Senior political people, Gates, etc. who come to the meetings, information display.
More like a PR tool, an engager. A presentational tool.
Touching would be mostly candy, without gestures, because the essence of this is a web display.

Geneva headquarters:

In every emergency, needs for people with different skills : they do not communicate well
(within the WHO) Improve and facilitate, do internal PR for inter-team and inter-personal communication. Even in the entrance of the Hq, concrete, physical interface for web content.

One question arises : in-house people profiles could be developed, and made ‘live’. These could be extended to be usable in field situations, also.

Story-telling, says Shanfan, is what we use to share information and experiences. This would be for the human stories.

Doctors and field people would be able to post their notes and reflections without typing or interacting with the computer. They want to use voice, how to annotate, write, compile notes, flexibly and intuitively.

Rich storytelling has parts:
– enable people to tell these stories
– how to extract interesting rich stories out of data, which is entered more like data
– these would be two different approaches to ‘stories’ in disaster context

Storytelling feeds campaigns and external communication.

Three groups, actually :

Field communication, between field people and the HQ, (also p2p, in-location?)
Storytelling, for campaigns and WHO internal
Visualization (humanized presentation of data), for use in all the groups

Mari : We could present this to Teemu.

Suggestion: groups compiled into a fresh post?

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