Essays about: "Humanitarian assistance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 41 essays containing the words Humanitarian assistance.

  1. 1. Blockchain Technology in Disaster Risk Management: Transforming the Delivery of Emergency Relief

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Carolina Källner; [2019]
    Keywords : blockchain technology; cash-based transfers; emergency relief; humanitarian aid; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Persisting challenges such as corruption and a lack of coordination among humanitarian organisations continuously lead to almost a third of all development assistance not reaching those in need. As various attempts of solving this dilemma have not been successful, an innovative approach is required. READ MORE

  2. 2. Humanitarian Assistance or ‘Association With Terrorists’? How U.S Antiterrorism Financing Policy De-Limit Humanitarian Organizations: A Disciplinary Power Analysis

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Zakarias Nissen; [2019]
    Keywords : Global War on Terror; Humanitarian principles; Humanitarian organizations; Disciplinary power; USAID; non-association; Discourse; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : In this thesis, the power dynamics underpinning the relationship between USAIDfunded humanitarian organizations and U.S governmental agencies – in relation to the Global War on Terror (GWoT) - are critically investigated. To this end, a Foucauldian lens of ’disciplinary power’ is utilized to uncover U. READ MORE

  3. 3. Where’s Waddan? Missing Maps and cross-cultural voluntary engagement in ICT4D initiatives

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Joanna Keenan; [2019]
    Keywords : Communications; Development; ICT4D; Volunteering; Slacktivism; crowdsourcing; data; humanitarian; mapping;

    Abstract : In the wake of the Haiti earthquake response in 2010, crowdsourced humanitarian mapping has taken off, and today is considered an essential tool by many humanitarian agencies providing assistance in disaster-affected and under-resourced countries and contexts. But what happens when there is no information on a map to help agencies decide how to respond? If they cannot find roads to take to get there? If they do not know how many houses are in a village? What if the map is – missing? In response to this all-too-common problem, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), American Red Cross, British Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) created and launched Missing Maps in 2014. READ MORE

  4. 4. Understanding the Security-Development Nexus in Swedish foreign policy : Aid, development cooperation and humanitarian assistance policy frameworks

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Lydia Douglasdotter; [2019]
    Keywords : Security; Development; Security-Development Nexus; Anti-foreign policy; Policymaking; Frameworks; Sweden; Narratives.;

    Abstract : Since the end of the Cold War, the concepts of development and security and the rise of the security-development nexus has proven to be important and is increasingly used in policy documents by institutions and states. This thesis aims to provide insight on how security and development concepts and their nexus have been used in governments’ foreign policies. READ MORE

  5. 5. Challenges for Survivors of Anti-Personnel Mines in Post-Conflict Vista Hermosa, Colombia : Resilience, a Way for Improvement?

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : Tobias Max Große; [2019]
    Keywords : Survivors of Anti-Personnel Mines; Victims; Resilience; Vista Hermosa; Colombia;

    Abstract : The research approach is an embedded-single case study, focusing on survivors of APM in Vista Hermosa, Colombia. The first unit of analysis discloses the current challenges of survivors in light of the historical and legal background. READ MORE