Sustainable Recovery in Haiti Panel

Join a select group of key stakeholders this Saturday Jan 12 on the third anniversary of the earthquake as we look back and forward to the future. A joint effort of Relief 2.0, Stanford University and ESIH. (more...)

Road to the Future Photo Exhibit

A visual journey through the impact of the earthquakes that hit Haiti in January 2010 and Japan on March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. (more...)

Journey of the X

Bicycle ride from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, New York and Boston. Bringing together the TEDx communities on these cities and raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of innovation and collaboration. (more...)

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Relief 2.0: 1 Year After Photo Exhibit - May 2012 Events and Info

Relief 2.0 is running the following Art Exhibit in the Month of May

1) Relief 2.0: 1 Year After Photo Exhibit -- May - Singapore


Relief 2.0 -- 1 Year After -- Photo Exhibit - May Singapore


Relief 2.0 -- 1 Year After -- Photo Exhibit

Venue: The Hub Singapore - 113 Sommerset Road, Singapore

Date and Time: 12 May 5pm - 8pm

Relief 2.0 and Markets of Hope Presentation at TEDxSilkRoad and TEDxUChicago

In April we have been honored with invitations to present our Relief 2.0 model and the Markets of Hope project at two international TEDx conferences across the globe.

TEDxSilkRoad: Borderless Creativity and Commerce brought us to Istanbul, Turkey where we had the privilege of sharing the stage with distinguished speakers from IDEO, CuteCircuit and Universities from around the globe.

1 Year After -- The photo exhibit

Kadonowaki elementary

I am interested in running a 1 year after photo exhibit to share the situation on the ground 1 year after the Tsunami in Japan.

Some of the photos can be found here.

The purpose of this photo exhibit is to create awareness for the situation on the ground and to thank all of the people who have gave their support to the survivors.

Images of Japan 1 Year After the Earthquake and Tsunami

Here are some photos of Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan, immediately after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami and one year later.

The same places from the same angle has been captured one year apart in most cases.

This post remains for historic reasons and other places linking to it.

A more comprehensive and complete gallery is available at the following albums:

Talk on Media and Disasters at Ithaca College Media for Social Responsibility Course

We were given the wonderful opportunity of sharing some of our experiences and perspectives on the role of media in disasters at the Media for Social Responsibility course by Ithaca College with live remote participation of students from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Korea, Liberia and USA. I spoke from the Ecole Supériore of Infotronique d'Haïti after riding my bicycle 55km.

Free Shelters for Survivors in Ishinomaki

Kasetsu Ohashi Danchi Shelter (Photo by Shawn Danker)

After the Tsunami, the survivors were living in make shift shelters in schools across the city. After a few months, the government built temporary homes for the displaced and the first few people who moved in May 2011. The survivors were given the following amenities to get them started in their homes: (Some get it pretty late, and not all the items are present during move in)

1) Air Conditioning
2) Television
3) Refrigeratior
4) Washing Machine
5) Microwave
6) Rice Cooker

Kadonowaki elementary school documentary -- Ishinomaki

Kadonowaki elementary school

On Mar 11, 2011, an earthquake off Fukushima Prefecture triggered a tsunami that hit Ishinomaki.

There are 362 students and 19 teachers and academic staff dead or missing in Miyagi Prefecture alone.

Interview with Dr Suda 1 year after the Tsunami

Dr Suda is a survivor of the Tsunami. At the age of 70 years old, he is still a dentist and is determined to re-open his dental clinic. Dr Suda did re-open his clinic 2 months after the Tsunami, and his determination did spark off other stores in the area to do so. Come listen to his experience in the past 1 year, post Tsunami.


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