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...)
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...)
The main focus of our Relief 2.0 work in Japan revolves around 3 main initiatives:
We are currently collaborating with the Grameen Creative Lab @ Kyushu University and will formally announce the above initiatives in Japan at the TEDxEarthquake 9.0 conference curated by Carlos Miranda Levy (me) and kindly hosted and supported by the Grameen Lab at Kyushu University, Fukuoka on Sunday April 10, 2011.
In order to execute the Relief 2.0 component and prepare the Relief Enterprise and Relief B2B initiative we quickly deployed up North, setting up camp in Ishinomaki, delivering supplies, visiting shelters for assessment and interviewing survivors for needs and the discovery and understanding of efficient opportunities and paths to recovery.
We are now seeking for partners, businesses interested in collaborating with other businesses from their same trade and affected businesses in the field which can benefit from such collaboration to get back on track.
We sincerely believe in our motto:
enable, engage, empower and connect.
Disasters create survivors, not refugees. It's the conventional relief system which creates refugees by breaking the spirits of survivors, treating them without dignity, restricting their mobility, failing to engage them and making them wait aimlessly to be fed and to have decisions made for them.
Every small business or shop that reopens is less people standing in line for food, less burden for the government and more wealth starting to be generated and distributed. Same with each new business or service created or provided by the disaster survivors.