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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Fukuoka Day 3:

Prof. Yunus Opens Event

Day 3 is getting rather exciting. 3 of the interns left at 5am on a long train ride to the disaster area to volunteer for disaster Relief in the flooded areas in Kyushu where more than 250,000 families are ordered to evacuate.

Meanwhile in Grameen House Fukuoka, Prof Yunus arrived and opened the event officially today. "Keep up the good work" Commented the Nobel laurette for Peace as he walks around the exhibit and understands what the event, "Tohoku Road to the Future: March 2011 - March 2012" is about. 

Fukuoka Day 2:

The day started really slowly, everyone worked really hard the day before and slept in. The mission was to get to GCL at 9am to open at 10am, however, we left base after 10am. However, the team could split up pretty well, everyone working independently and by about noon, the show was up and ready.

Leon and Eden came by in the afternoon to check out the exhibit and help in a little final adjustments. The whole exhibit area is much better now and we have some visitors already.

The New Tasks Now:

Fukuoka Day 1

 

Day started well, brought the supplies to the airport and Vietnam Airlines allows me to carry 50kg of Medicine and Food to Fukuoka for Relief Work. I had called in advance and the manager was very responsive and we managed to get things through without any issues. I would like to thank Ben Teo from Vietnam Airlines to be so responsive and understanding. 

Building peace through entrepreneurship and vocational skills - Powerful message from TEDxMogadishu

TEDxMogadishu

Ilwad Elman, from Elman Peace and Human Rights Center in Mogadishu, Somalia shares her late father's vision and ideal:

"Drop the gun, pick up the pen".

"The majority of those involved in armed conflicts were youth on either side so he felt that presenting them with appealing opportunities and providing them with alternative livelihoods and giving them skills that they could use to sustain themselves then in turn they would not contribute to be a part of the violence. And by taking out those that were the majority, then he felt that peace building would be a lot easier and the ones that were left, the warlords, they would be easier to reconciliate".

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.

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