Anahi Ayala Iacucci

Anahi Ayala Iacucci graduated from SIPA in May 2010, and hold a BA in International Affairs from the University of Bologna and a Master in Human Rights from the University of Padova. Anahi has previously worked in the Occupied Palestinian Territories as a human rights monitor, in Nairobi-Kenya as a Refugee Officer, in Chiapas-Mexico as an International Observer and in Italy and the OPT as a radio journalist. More recently, Anahi has consulted for NGOs and international organizations on the use of the ICT4D, new technologies and crisis mapping: she advised the UN OCHA Iraq Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit, the NGO Alliance Guinea, Internews Network in Kenya, the World Bank in Zambia, and Ushahidi Inc. in China. Anahi is currently the Innovation Media Advisor for Internews Network for the Africa Region, Crowdsourcing and Information Specialists for the World Bank in Zambia and the SMS and Mobile Technology Specialists for the Popular Engagement Policy Lab in Pakistan. Anahi is also the Co-Founder of the Standby Task Force, an Online Volunteer Community for Live Mapping which was behind the LibyaCrisisMap project in collaboration with UNOCHA in March 2011; was the technical adviser of Freedom House for the U-Shahid project to monitor elections in Egypt in 2010; and was the On Line Volunteers Coordinator for PakReport, a Ushahidi platform to gather humanitarian information from Pakistan during the floods in the summer 2010 and the Director of Ushahidi Chile@SIPA, a Ushahidi platform to gather information following the earthquake in Chile in 2010. Anahi is the author of the official Ushahidi Guide and blogs at crisismapper.wordpress.com. She is also co-author of several articles and publications on PLoS Medicine and ACSM Bulletin on Crisis Mapping, Disaster response and Crowdsourcing.

Gael Musquet

Research Analyst of The Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing.

Gaël Musquet is a contributor of the french OpenStreetMap community,
Co founder of CrisisCamp Paris in collaborative mapping field.

Chargé d'étude au Ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement durable, des Transports et du Logement.
Gael Musquet est un contributeur de la communauté OpenStreetMap en France.
Co fondateur de CrisisCamp Paris pour l'activité cartographique collaborative.

Jean-Patrick Ehouman
Jean-Patrick Ehouman was born in Aboisso (the South-East of Ivory Coast). He is living in France since 2000. Basically a Software Architect , he is founder at AllDenY (a tech company working on Web and mobile apps in Paris and Ivory Coast) and Akenewa ( a tech NGO based in Ivory Coast). He is involved in promoting web technologies in Francophone Africa via the NGO Akendewa. He is also the guy behind Barcamp Abidjan & Africa Startup Challenge (Co-founder). Jean-Patrick is also bloger at TechMissus.

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Personal blog: http://www.jpehouman.com

Joelle tematio

Ivoirienne vivant en france a pris une part trés importante bénévolement dans "civsocial", le mouvement d'entraide né sur internet pour venir en aide à distance aux civils d'abidjan.

Andrew Alspach

Programme Officer (Information Management) - OCHA
Mr. Alspach holds an advanced academic degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and International Development, and has 10+ years of professional career experience focused on the management of teams and efforts to develop, implement and supervise programs geared to improve UN, national and international capacity to mitigate the effects of natural and complex emergencies. His current work with OCHA is focussed on the application of Information Management systems to improve decision making and assistance to affected populations.

With direct work experience in OCHA country, regional and headquarter offices, he has worked directly with senior level authorities in national governments, UN Agencies, donors, civil society and the IASC. Additionally, his responsibilities with OCHA include the development and implementation of the humanitarian reform process, including cluster approach implementation at the global and country levels. As such, he has worked in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe. Mr. Alspach is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Tunisian Arabic.

Tim Schwartz
Tim Schwartz grew up in St. Louis, MO. He received a BA in Physics from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Visual Arts from
the University of California, San Diego.
In January 2010, he developed a technology to help reunited missing people affected by
the earthquake in Haiti and now co-organizes the Missing Persons Community
of Interest, a group of organizations dealing with
family reunification technologies. Last year Schwartz spent four months traveling the country in a mobile research
investigating what is lost as archives become digital.

“[He] makes his playful data mashups into sculptures using retired gadgets… Like a field scientist of the information age,
Schwartz filters an overwhelming amount of
data through the intuitive logic of old-fashioned tools such as weather gauges, maps,
and charts. Taken together, his works constitute a kind of contemporary natural
history museum in which we are the subjects
being examined.”
-Lamar Clarkson, Modern Painters Magazine

Heather Blanchard
Heather Blanchard is a co-founder of CrisisCommons and CrisisCamp, a barcamp series and volunteer community who leverage creative problem solving and open technologies to help people and communities in times and places of crisis. CrisisCamp Haiti/Chile created a global movement of volunteers who created 63 events across 8 countries providing surge capacity for projects such as Ushahidi and OpenStreetMap, developing open source tools such as the first Creole to English web application Tradui and extension of long distance Wi-Fi in Port au Prince

Prior to the development of CrisisCommons,  Heather spent seven years at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a public servant she was a Public Liaison Officer for the first DHS Office of Public Liaison and Deputy Director of the Ready Campaign for the Secretary's Office of Public Affairs. She managed relationships with the technology and telecommunications industries for the DHS Private Sector Office within the Secretary's Office of Policy on such topics as cybersecuritybusiness preparedness and the use of ICTs in crisis response. She fostered executive engagement for the Homeland Security Secretary with technology centers in Silicon Valley, Pacific Northwest, New England and Texas.

Heather has contributed to several national crisis management policy documents including the National Response Framework and the National Disaster Recovery Framework.   Heather has an extensive knowledge of incident response coordination and has supported several disasters including Hurricane KatrinaMidwest Floods and Hurricane Ike. She has written Congressional testimony on such topics as Leveraging the Private Sector to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness and Response and Private Sector Preparedness

Prior to her public service, Heather served as Communications Director for Marasco Newton Group (acquired by SRA International), an environmental and emergency management consulting firm. She also worked as a freelance strategic communications consultant for Maguire Reeder serving such clients as the U.S. Army and the American Council on Education. 

Heather received her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Radford University in 1995. On behalf of Homeland Security she attended Harvard University’s Leading in a Crisis program and Annenberg-Oxford University’s Comparative Law and Policy’s Summer Institute on Global Media and Technology Policy

Claire Ulrich

Claire Ulrich is a French journalist, editor, translator,  and instructor for NGOs based in Paris, France. Her professional experience has always revolved around journalism, spanning 25 years and every media now described as “traditional.” . She turned to citizen media in 2004 when she began contributing to the veteran South Korean citizen news website Ohmynews, and has never looked back. She was the first volunteer translator of the then brand-new Global Voices in French site in March 2007, then she became editor, and is now in charge of a community of 100 or so wonderful francophone volunteers, and a member of the Global Voices board of directors.  She currently advocates for Internet literacy in Francophone Africa, and  preparedness against emergencies and natural disasters using new technologies, in the Crisis Camp Paris network. Brought up in Madagascar and francophone Africa, Africa is definitely her focus.

Giordano Cossu

Giordano Cossu
est consultant freelance dans le secteur des médias et des télécoms. Italien, il a également vécu au Royaume-Uni, en Espagne et réside actuellement en France. De plus, son parcours professionnel l’a amené à travailler dans de nombreux pays d’Asie et du Moyen-Orient. Il est particulièrement intéressé à l’utilisation des nouvelles technologies TIC et mobiles dans les pays dit “en voie de développement”. Il est co-auteur du webdocumentaire "Goudou Goudou, les voix ignorées de la reconstruction", qui raconte le post-séisme en Haïti par les voix et témoignages de 5 jeunes journalistes haïtiens.

Paul Richardet

Paul Richardet est praticien et expert de la structuration de communautés technologiques innovantes et co-fondateur de La Cantine, à Paris, France.  Il est actuellement en charge du suivi et du développement des thématiques émergentes au sein du Silicon Sentier, incubateur d'idées et de projets pour les acteurs du numérique.  Paul Richardet a travaillé 15 ans pour un cabinet d'avocats new-yorkais spécialisés dans les fusions-acquisitions, les levées de fonds, les médias, la propriété intellectuelle et la défense du droit des personnes.  Il a contribué à des actions locales pour les populations en difficulté et la réhabilitation des quartiers.  Il est un connaisseur des tendances précursives, des mouvements informels et des enjeux de demain.  Il croit que l'homme est au cœur des processus technologiques, que ce soit lors de leurs créations ou applications.

Jean Karinthi

Diplômé en 2001 du Master Coopération Internationale, Action Humanitaire et Politique de Développement de Paris 1 Sorbonne, il s’est spécialisé dans le domaine de la coopération internationale des collectivités territoriales et les relations ONG-Collectivités-Société civile. Après plusieurs missions au sein des services relations internationales de villes moyennes, il a pris en fin 2006 la direction de la Maison des Associations du 2ème arrondissement de Paris au sein de services d’appui à la vie associative de la Mairie de Paris. Il est fondateur et président depuis 2007 d'ADECOOP -  http://www.adecoop.fr/  Réseau des Etudiants, Diplômés et Enseignants du Master Coopération Internationale, Action Humanitaire et Politiques de Développement de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, et secrétaire Résonances Humanitaires  depuis octobre 2009. http://www.resonanceshumanitaires.org/ depuis octobre 2009.

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