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EIFL works with libraries and other partners around the world to increase access to knowledge for research and sustainable community development. One of the programmes run by the organisation, the Public Library Innovation Programme, gives small grants to public libraries in developing countries to implement community development services using information and communication technology (ICT). The programme supports 37 services in 22 countries, as well as studies to evaluate their impact. Projects include using mobile phones to deliver health messages to communities, and providing farmers with access to libraries' online resources on market prices and farm technology. The website publishes news, information on grants, events, case studies and information about the impacts of projects.
The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is a university-wide centre providing expertise in public health, medicine, social science, management, and other disciplines to promote evidence-based approaches to humanitarian assistance.
HHI's aim is to advance the science and practice of humanitarian action worldwide so as to reduce the impacts of disasters.
Its Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning examines the use of information communications technologies in conflict and disaster settings. Research focuses on identifying patterns in humanitarian emergencies to improve warning and response. Specifically, HHI undertakes extensive examination of the use of crisis mapping, geospatial and crowd sourcing technologies to prepare, mitigate, and respond to emergencies.
The website showcases the initiative's work, as well as making a number of programme publications and working papers available.
The ICT4Peace foundation aims to facilitate communication about conflict resolution using information and communications technology (ICT). It also examines the role of ICT in the management of and response to natural disasters.
The provides free access to reports and presentations on issues including the use of mobile phones, mapping technology and social networking in humanitarian response, including specific incidents such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, as well as end-of-year reports. The website also publishes a list of relevant events and updates on the organisation's projects.