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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Gina invites you to fundraise for Tohoku

Join us this Sunday at Hibiya Park to Fundraise for Tohoku with the best Latin music and food and products from Tohoku. If Gina is inviting, it must be good.

Tohoku Volunteer Trip: An inspiring video

Our good friend Eden Quayle has shared an inspiring video of their recent Tohoku Volunteer Trip on June 22nd - 26th 2011. If you like it, you can send the url http://go.relief20.com/tohoku to pass it on to others or use the links below to share it on Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in or via e-mail.

Report of Day 1 of the Relief 2.0 Third Mission to Miyagi

Shotengai Meeting

Arrived in Ishinomaki around noon and had lunch at a Chinese Restaurant. We were supposed to have a meeting with Abe-san, the female leader, but she got an unexpected meeting with city councilors and was occupied the whole day. We took the members around the neighborhood and the city instead.

Third Relief 2.0 Mission to Miyagi with the support of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Our third mission to Ishinomaki and Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, from Friday June 24 to Sunday June 26 takes place in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

Guidelines for Interaction with Local Stakeholders and Delivery of Donations

Relief 2.0 meeting with Ishinomali senior local business people

A quick collection of guidelines and suggestions for our interaction with local stakeholders in field missions, disaster recovery initiatives and social actions at a local level. From our dialogues, assessments and engagement of locals to the use of donations, funds and resources.

The Importance of Safety in Disaster Response Field Missions

Carlos Miranda Levy in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

One of the most common attitudes and mistakes in field operations happens when both volunteers and local stakeholders develop a sense of confidence and safety as they get used to the disaster area. Many assume that the worst has already happened: "it's unlikely another earthquake/tornado/flood/storm will hit the same area twice or anytime soon" seems to be a logical reasoning. And so, relief teams stop wearing their masks, gloves, eye protection and go into field activities without emergency survival kits, personal water drinking supplies, nutrition bars or communication devices. After all, they are just minutes or an hour from camp, right?

Robin Low's interview in Boston

Relief 2.0 member Robn Low is interviewed by Robert Brown from Salem State University.

Geolocation Features added to Relief 2.0 on-line Platform

Relief 2.0 Map of Businesses in Ishinomaki

We have added geo-location features to our Relief 2.0 on-line platform. This way, precise postal (address) and geographical (lat, long coordinates) information can be attached to every post, content, image, field report, mission report, collaboration opportunity, etc. added to our website and displayed with the content on a map shown in the left sidebar.

We can also display all content or specific types of content or contents of a specific topic or interest in interactive maps for easier access and navigation. Mouse over the balloons in the included example, and click on them for an info pop-up balloon where you can then click on the business name to go to their detailed information page:

Combined List and Map of Small Businesses in the Relief 2.0 Business Recovery Pilot in Ishinomaki

This is a list of businesses affected by the Big Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan participating in our Business Recovery as a Disaster Recovery Strategy Pilot in Japan. Our goal is to find matching businesses, partners and people willing to collaborate to get them to re-open their businesses and activate the local economy, generating wealth and employment as part of our "Disaster Recovery with dignity, inclusion, generation and distribution of wealth" initiative.

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