Training and sharing knowledge requires access to information that is timely, relevant, and appropriate to the challenge identified. Remote areas where humanitarian interventions are needed most are often at a disadvantage of accessing latest resources in the form of guidelines, protocols and training materials.
Harnessing technological tools that overcome some of these challenges is mostly absent and scattered as a multitude of small initiatives across organizations. Examples of such technologies range from internet-based solutions that function at low connectivity, to off-grid gadgets that act as a local server and wifi access point – giving remotely located health workers access to texts, images and videos through various modalities. Such technologies, used in compliment to field connectivity projects, can compensate for the information disadvantage witnessed by health care workers in low resource settings.
Successful execution of such off-grid hubs can be tailored to a specific organization's policies, training needs and user preferences. Examples of uses case can include:
Understand, demonstrate and promote digital solutions that function outside the internet grid in resource poor settings
|Helmman James||Chairman||Wikipedia Foundation||Canada|
|Grisetti Maryvonne||Participant||Médecins Sans Frontières||Switzerland|
|Moody Tim||Participant||Internet in a box||USA|
|Ott David||Participant||Global Humanitarian Lab||Switzerland|
|Tamrat Abiy||Participant||Médecins Sans Frontières||Switzerland|