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Tuesday, March 21 • 10:45am - 12:30pm
Morning Breakout 1 – Improving Humanitarian Response through Intelligent Use of Social Media LIMITED

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More than a quarter of the world’s population—an estimated 2.3 billion people—are regular users of social media. Never before have so many people been able to access so much information, but the humanitarian sector has yet to fully understand the implications during humanitarian responses. To give one example, during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, information about how to prevent the spread of the disease was critical, but the effects and potential of social media were little understood by humanitarian responders. The humanitarian system needs a better understanding of how social media conversations are shaping the debates, decisions and actions of affected people. This session will discuss challenges and lessons learned from humanitarian uses of social media and propose the establishment of a channel for systematic exchange between the private and humanitarian sectors.

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Shara Tibken

Senior Reporter, CNET News
Shara Tibken is a senior reporter for CNET News, a technology publication owned by CBS. She focuses on Apple and Samsung out of San Francisco. Before CNET, Shara wrote for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in New York. Last summer, Shara spent three weeks in Germany, Hungary and... Read More →

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Marian Casey-Maslen

Director, Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network
Mix of field and policy expertise in humanitarian action. On a mission for changing the sector and promoting community, local and national leadership in emergency response, supported by inclusive technology.
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Anahi Ayala Iacucci

Senior Director, Humanitarian Programmes, Internews
Anahi Ayala Iacucci leads the Internews Humanitarian team as the Senior Director for Humanitarian Programs. Anahi plays a key role in developing Internews’ global Humanitarian program strategies; while also closely supporting teams in the field and managing Internews Emergency Response... Read More →
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Molly Jackman

Public Policy Research Manager, Facebook
Molly Jackman is the Public Policy Research Manager at Facebook, where she is responsible for guiding the company's research agenda from a policy perspective. Her work includes prioritizing projects that will improve user experience, contribute to general knowledge, and provide insights... Read More →
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Erica Kochi

Co-Founder – UNICEF Innovation, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
I'm the co-Founder of UNICEF’s Innovation Unit, which identifies, prototypes and scales technologies and practices to benefit children around the world. Examples of my team’s work include RapidPRO - a messaging system that connects over 3 million young people across 34 countries... Read More →
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Joseph Sargi

Communicating with Communities Associate, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – Lebanon

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