Davos Interview: Using Technology to Engage Communities During Humanitarian Emergencies

OCHA Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien and Ericsson Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Elaine Weidman-Grunewald were interviewed by DevEx’s Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar during the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Mr. O’Brien and Ms. Weidman-Grunewald spoke on the topic of “Using Technology to Engage Communities During Humanitarian Emergencies.”

As more and more people around the world gain access to high-speed wireless and broadband connectivity and ever-cheaper smart phones and connected devices, what future opportunities are there to make community engagement more streamlined, more flexible, and more responsive? Watch the interview below, and register to attend the 2017 Humanitarian ICT Forum to explore this and other topics in more detail with experts from the humanitarian and technology sectors.