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Global CrisisCamp Day This Saturday at the World Bank in Washington DC - Sign up Today

Sign up for this Saturday (9/25) CrisisCamp at the World Bank in DC...

Global CrisisCamp Day will be hosted by CrisisCamp communities in London,Toronto, Washington DC and Calgary on September 25, 2010 to encourage people to lead CrisisCamps and volunteer their expertise and skills at CrisisCamp events to create innovative approaches, resources and tools for crisis response and global development.

Global CrisisCamp Day activities will include training new volunteers on open tools such as Ushahidi’s Crowdmap, OpenStreetMap and CrisisWiki as well as inventorying existing resources and the development of training tools to build the first CrisisCamp-In-A-Box toolkit to be released in early January 2011. The CrisisCamp community aims to provide new CrisisCamp organizers with mentorship, tools and tips on how to organize a CrisisCamp, training materials on open technology tools, lessons learned from past CrisisCamp events and a toolkit for the development of technology prototypes.

To register to participate in the Global CrisisCamp Day register today at:

CrisisCamp encourages virtual participation. To register to participate virtually please register today.

CrisisCamp communities have been active in the response to the Haiti and Chilean earthquakes and the Pakistan Floods. CrisisCamp events have encouraged participants to support well established efforts such as Ushahidi and OpenStreetMapas well as the development of new tools such as Tradui, a mobile Kreyol translationor problem solving such as a solution to extend of long distance Wi-Fi in Port au Prince to crisis response organizations operating on the ground.

The World Bank will provide Global CrisisCamp Day with a set of problem definitionsfor volunteers to explore ideas and provide innovative approaches to challenges related to flooding in Pakistan. Anyone can participate. Written and video submissions are welcome. Problem definitions will be released prior to the events on the CrisisCommons wiki.

If you are interested in becoming a CrisisCamp organizer or are interested in the development of a CrisisCamp in your area let us know by connecting with Heather Leson at heatherleson (at)

Follow us on Twitter @CrisisCamp or join our Google group.

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