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New Report Examines the Role of Communications Technologies in Humanitarian Crises,
Date:12/10/2009

lightenment Economics. She specializes in competition analysis and the economics of new technologies and globalization, including extensive work on the impacts of mobile telephony in developing countries. Diane also is the author of several books and has published numerous books, reports and articles. She was previously Economics Editor of The Independent and before that worked at the Treasury and in the private sector as an economist. She has a PhD from Harvard and is a visiting professor at the University of Manchester and a January 2009 in winner of the OBE.

Patrick Meier co-directs the Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). He is the co-founder of the International Network of Crisis Mappers (CM*Net) and has extensive consulting experience with many international organizations in the field of conflict early warning. Patrick is also a PhD candidate at The Fletcher School where his dissertation research focuses on the role of new media and digital technology in popular resistance against repressive rule. Patrick blogs at iRevolution.net and most recently joined Ushahidi as Director of Crisis Mapping and Strategic Partnerships.

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United Nations Foundation
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Four Communications
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