In non-governmental organizations, coordination of rapid response teams during emergencies/humanitarian crises faces a lot of challenges because of its linear design. A hierarchical structure, geographical dispersion, multiplicity of organizations, and disparate technical capacities make it difficult for the best ideas to be generated and a deep level of collaboration is near impossible. Usually what is learned in learned only in retrospect, not during the crisis. This inefficiency is measured in lives lost and increased morbidity.
Dr. Victor Soji Ladele, MBBS, who was a humanitarian aid coordinator for the World Health Organization during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, proposes deploying a cognitive network platform during emergencies and humanitarian crises that will facilitate a real time coordination mechanism. The benefits would include but not be limited to:
Furthermore, senior managers will see the effectiveness of various types of team composition and more quickly determine the optimal skill mix for different response scenarios based on objective measures.
We’re in an important era for acting on partnerships with humanitarian and international development organizations, which have become more supportive of private sector engagement.
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