Project Blog

‘What goes in, must come out’ – Flooding & Sampling


Sustainable drainage is concerned with ensuring water quality and quantity, whilst the site amenity and biodiversity are all harmoniously in balance and positively contributed to. Nevertheless, outside of these parameters,…

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Who’s Taking Ownership of Surface Water Anyway?


In the last blog, topics related to the design trajectory of camps were discussed, but how about the institutional barriers? The UN is not, of course, immune to the disorder,…

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New-look KnowledgePoint goes live!

The new look KnowledgePoint platform went live in January and already it’s attracting lots of attention! The platform gives fast and free technical advice to humanitarian workers and since its…

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Provider experiences with measuring felt stigma and psycho-social well-being

“The women reacted differently during the survey: it unearthed the unhealed wounds of some, whereby I would stop the interview and provide psycho-social support until they become emotionally stable. Others…

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Healthsites #datacollaboratives


Healthsites is building a global commons of health facility data by making OpenStreetMap useful to the medical community and humanitarian sector. This open data approach invites organisations to share health…

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Reflections on Phase 1 and Start-up of Phase 2

Inadequate surface water management affects many humanitarian camps worldwide and is linked to health issues (including vector borne diseases), poor access and unpleasant conditions for communities that are often damaging…

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Ongoing Engagement and Reflective Practices

The innovative impact assessment project is prototyping and testing three methodologies to capture learning, behaviour change, and perhaps results, from participants of humanitarian capacity building interventions. Alongside the video capture,…

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Field Ready DIP Final Reflections


During the course of our Core Grant we have achieved many of the outlined deliverables and made immense progress on our work to alter the current trajectory of humanitarian supply…

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Scaling OpenDroneMap for the Humanitarian Sector

OpenDroneMap is a tool for map-making using aerial imagery from drones, balloons, kites and street-view data. Photogrammetry, the science and technology of using aerial imagery to make maps, has long…

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Large Scale ODM Reconstruction


We’ve recently introduced a new workflow for OpenDroneMap (ODM) image processing, informally called Split-Merge. Initially conceived as a way to handle the increasing size of datasets being attempted by users…

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