Imagine if city officials could consult with global experts in disaster management to prepare for an impending disaster...

Imagine if the data scientist, environmentalist, first responder and those with diverse know-how convened to address mitigating the effects of a calamity...

Imagine if those affected by previous disasters could help others plan ahead...


Coordination of Communication

This session addressed the challenges of coordinating between otherwise siloed government first response agencies and civil society organizations and assessed strategies for using new technology to improve the effectiveness of relief efforts.

Conference took place on
Oct 01 2015

Evacuation Planning

This session addressed how to communicate better with the public and improve public understanding of when and how to evacuate and where to go while, at the same time, decreasing panic and anxiety.

Conference took place on
Oct 05 2015

Cost Effective Human and Animal Shelters

In this session, we looked at innovative strategies that work for identifying or erecting a large quantity of safe and sanitary habitations for humans and animals whose homes might be destroyed in the disaster. Ranging from ways of using technology to coordinate the use of excess capacity in people’s homes to new technologies for creating tents, this session ranged widely.

Conference took place on
Oct 08 2015

Citizen Sensing and Citizen Science

In a disaster, the most important asset is information. This session addressed how to use new technology to distribute and share the role of collecting and disseminating reliable information. We wanted to explore how to amplify official messaging to reach more people more quickly while avoiding disinformation.

Conference took place on
Oct 12 2015

More Information

A series of online sessions were held to connect the people with relevant experience and know-how to city officials to help Quito tackle the challenge at hand. The sessions were focussed on discussing innovative and practical ways, especially using new technology, to better manage the impending disaster.