The latest project meeting has been mentioned in a Press Release publihed by the Hanken School of Economics (one of the project partners) The press release is written by Gyöngyi Kovács
The original full text is available here
The meeting gathered both practitioners from different NGO’s and scholars from universitites involved in the project. Through an iTRACK board game that illustrates the conflict zones the end users in iTRACK (such as the World Food Programme and iMMAP) and NGO representatives discussed issues about the protection and tracking of convoys going into conflict areas. Despite the increasing availability of tracking and monitoring technologies, the number of humanitarian workers that fall victim to attacks continues to rise. That is why a new and innovative approach to tracking is needed.
"Hanken’s part in this project is the data collection and analysis with regards to the movement of goods and of people to these conflict zones, evaluating how tracking and tracing technologies could be developed in a way that would protect them", says Gyöngyi Kovács, Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 700510. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).
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