Help save lives

Do you know you can help save the lives of those affected by disasters without leaving home?

Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti technology developments have allowed digital activists to support lifesaving work. Here we will explain you how to do it.

The project will be presented to the twenty two heads of state and governments from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, during the Heads of State Summit, which will be held in Cartagena, Colombia, in October 2016.

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labicco-01-1Before a large-scale disaster, people have now at their disposal new and valuable technology tools, which allow them to support humanitarian organizations and aid agencies working at local level. Previous disasters as the 2010 Haiti and Chile earthquakes, the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Libyan crisis and the Colombia floods in 2011, the Ebola outbreak in 2014, the Nepal earthquake in 2015, and most recently, the Ecuador earthquake, have shown us the insightful and lifesaving contribution of digital volunteers in providing aid to the affected communities.

By accessing this technology, any person at any place in the world can become a digital activist and support disaster relief operations from remote locations contributing with her/his skills and knowledge to create a better and safer world. From all the initiatives supporting this technology, we would like to highlight Ushahidi, StandByTaskForce, Digital Humanitarian Network, OpenStreetMap and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team HOT.

The Ibero-American Secretary General, Ciudadanía 2.0 and  Laboratorio Iberoamericano de Innovación Ciudadana / Colombia LabIcco have selected this project to be developed during a two-week lab in Cartagena, Colombia, from October 9 to 23, 2016. If you think you have what it needs to join us, register in this open call for collaborators and stand a chance of joining us.

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Although many organizations exist under a same premise, six years later there’s still a void to fill. There is missing one “Toolkit” encompassing all the available information needed to explain common citizens, media companies and all those responsible for risk management and humanitarian aid how to help in emergency and disaster relief situations.

For this event, the project will develop a “Toolkit” comprised of a set of guidelines, multimedia content and other technology tools, aimed at helping not only common citizens on how to volunteer, but also opinion makers on how to produce insightful communications and aid agencies & governments on how to turn these efforts into positive outcomes, helpful in the decision-making, monitoring and development processes.

The guidelines will be available in a web page for consultation and download. The above-mentioned set will include:

  • Emergency response guide
  • Disaster coordination guide
  • Technical guide
  • Volunteer management guide
  • Mass media guide
  • Government and authorities guide
  • Other guides

On-siete team: At Labico Colombia: the Ibero-American Secretary General selected 9 collaborators to participate in a lab held in Cartagena, Colombia, between 9 and 23 October 2016.


  1. Gathering documents: one of our main objectives is to build up a digital library, so if you have any links, documents, policies, multimedia content or any other useful materials about disaster relief and risk management, you are very welcome to share it with us to
  2. Subscribing our newsletter: receive the latest information about our project by subscribing our newsletter here
  3. In our virtual team: emergencies have shown us the importance and value of volunteer networks. Therefore we would like to invite you to join us virtually and dedicate some of your time to our project.
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Ibero-American Secretariat General -SEGIB, and Laboratorio de Innovación ciudadana – LABICCO 2016

Ibero-American General Secretariat – SEGIB
logo_SEGIB-2-alta-e1387793127712An international support organisation for 22 countries that make up the Ibero-American community: the 19 Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries in Latin America and those of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain, Portugal and Andorra. SEGIB support the organisation of the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, implement its mandates and drive Ibero-American Cooperation in the areas of education, social cohesion and culture. SEGIB is  the only official space for convergence, work, supervision and agreements in the Ibero-American region that brings together countries on both sides of the area comprising over 600 million citizens..

Ciudadania 2.0

Logo-Innovacion-Ciudadana-NUEVO2016-450x150A project part of the Ibero-American General Secretariat. The goal is to foster civic innovation in order to promote social change, democratic governance and social, cultural and economic development. Civic innovation is the process that solves social problems with technologies (digital, social, ancestral) and innovative methodologies, through the involvement of the community affected. This means that citizens are no longer passive receivers of institutional actions, but active producers of their own solutions.
























República Dominicana



ABOUT US is a nonprofit working group aimed at spreading information, managing knowledge and sharing useful technology to help at-risk communities, authorities, NGOs and other actors in preparing, preventing and acting during emergencies and disasters.


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