iTRACK is designed to be a cost effective open source system, supporting organisations where resources may be limited. To further facilitate its uptake by humanitarian organisations operating conflict and disaster missions, we design technology and policies in with humanitarian practitioners with pilot applications with the World Food Programme and iMMAP in on-going conflict disasters in the Middle East.
iTRACK partners from Trilateral Research attended the International Security Expo in London on the 28-29 of November 2018
International Security Expo, formerly UK Security Expo showcases over 1,000 of the latest innovative security products to help you improve your security.
Featured over the 2 day expo are 13 free to attend, CPD certified conferences and workshops covering every major sector of the security industry. You will see ground-breaking, innovative features including the 300 SQM Protecting Urban Spaces Demonstrator designed to help every security professional understand how best to protect crowded spaces.
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iTRACK project partners Olivia Ianelli and Julia Muraszkiewicz from Trilateral Research, published a blog based on the D3.2 deliverable on the TRI website.
Deliverable 3.2 is called "Socio-curtural considerations for future development and it undertakes an analysis of the social and cultural implications of the use of the iTRACK tool and of each of its components namely: StaffSense, DSE and QR, on board sensing and threat detection and the use of multiple components.
The humanitarian community is on the cusp of a technological revolution, with new ICT solutions being developed and implemented in the every-day work of humanitarian organisations. Although these new technologies have been created and are deployed by humanitarian organisations with the best of intentions, there have been instances where the presence and use of such, often experimental, ICT tools, could cause more ‘harm’ than good.
For this reason, Trilateral Research has carried out an assessment of the technological tools developed in the iTRACK project as part of its role as Ethics and Privacy lead within the project.
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The International Humanitarian Studies Association: World Conference on Humanitarian Studies
By Katrina Petersen (Trilateral Reserch, UK)
Dates and location of the conference
27-29 August 2018
The Hague, The Netherlands
The main topics of the conference
The conference theme was (Re-)Shaping Boundaries in Crisis and Crisis Response. This conference presentations ranged from the intentions and practices of government control in humanitarian response, international law and the humanitarian principles, how people organize themselves in the face of humanitarian crisis, what it means to foster a local response, how to be upward and downward accountable in practice, and discussions on the rapid transformation of technology in humanitarian action. One of the primary foci within the talks presented was the many open questions regarding the importance of humanitarian principles and the effectiveness of the humanitarian response, particularly in light of the recent calls at the World Humanitarian Summit for localisation and greater ties to development activities. Another was how to be locally accountable in a globally funded/driven world. A third was challenging and trying to provide critical and practical tools for rethinking the role of technology, and more specifically ICT technologies, in humanitarian response. Another was trying to determine lessons learned (and how to encourage learning, not just training) in humanitarian history/practice. There were also a set of panels on gender, but they conflicted with others I attended.Read More
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The iTRACK Consortium consists of 12 partners from 8 diferent countries, including leading universities, research centers, ICT companies and humanitarian NGOs and covering the wide range of expertise required for the successful development of the iTRACK solution.Read More