As you might know I spoke at the ECS2014 about the use of social media for crisis communications and emergency management.
I didn't do this in my function of Chief Social Media Officer for Van Marcke nor as trainer and consultant but as a volunteer for the Emergency 2.0 Wiki project.
The Emergency 2.0 Wiki project has now become a recognised NGO and we believe that together we can help create a world where communities use social media to save not only their own lives in a disaster, but also the lives of others.
A world where:
- Emergency services use social media to issue alerts and warnings to save lives
- Emergency agencies engage with the community as partners
- The community is prepared, including people with a disability
- Digital volunteers from across the globe provide ‘information aid’ during and after disasters
- The community reaches out to help the community
The Wiki has been accepted to present at the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference (#IDRC2014) in Davos Switzerland 24-28 August. This conference is organised by the Global Risk Forum in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and is the largest world gathering of key players in this field.
And this is where I kindly ask for your help.
As a starting NGO we simply do not have the operational funds to send our CEO, Eileen Culleton to Davos ! That's why I am reaching out to you, my work group colleagues.
We are offering the opportunity to sponsor the Emergency 2.0 Wiki’s presentation at #IDRC2014 and receive increased brand profile through a global social media campaign.
The sponsoring fee will cover the travel expenses and the presence of our CEO at this crucial conference.
If you are interested to know more how your organisation can help us be present at the International Disaster & Risk Conference, please download the proposal here and let us know.
Together we can make our world safer ! Thank you.