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Guidance with Collaborating with Volunteer and Technical Communities


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Resource type:Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Keywords:Capacity development, Communications, media & information, Disasters, Earthquakes, Health, National & regional actors, NGOs, Partnerships, Refugees/IDPs, Targeting, Identification and Profiling
Author(s):Capelo, L. Chang, N. & Verity, A.
Date published:July 2013
Publisher:Digital Humanitarian Network

 This document is for formal humanitarian entities that are interested in collaborating with V&TCs. It will best fit the needs of organizations that have had exposure to V&TCs and their work, and now seek practical advice on proceeding with a deployment. The guid- ance aims to ensure that actors understand the dynamics of working with V&TCs, better formulate requests and maximize the benefits of such collaboration.

This document does not attempt to resolve ongoing discussions about verification, reliability, the added value of crowdsourcing, privacy and other issues, which are being addressed in other forums.

We extend our gratitude to the individuals within the humanitarian organizations and V&TCs who shared their insight, knowledge and experience on drafts of this document.

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