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Humanitarian Technologies: An Ethnographic Assessment of Communication Environments in Disaster Recovery and Humanitarian Intervention

Investigator(s):

Nicole Curato

Humanitarian Technologies: An Ethnographic Assessment of Communication Environments in Disaster Recovery and Humanitarian Intervention

Project Description


The Humanitarian Technologies project examined the assumptions behind technology present in humanitarian policies. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Tacloban, Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, Nicole Curato, together with her co-investigators found that technology can facilitate voice only as far as other factors, such as social capital and strong civil society are present. This project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and administered via Goldsmiths University.


See: https://www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/research/humanitarian-technologies-project/