Nepal Fieldwork: 18-22 February. The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies’ Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) research team travelled to Kathmandu, Nepal to understand whether technology used during the 2015 Nepal earthquake had a longer term impact on the local population , and whether emerging technologies in humanitarian action can facilitate both the centralisation and decentralisation of disaster management. Mr Martin Stanley Searle and Mr Christopher Chen met with stakeholders from INGOs, government bodies, international and local innovation labs to discuss these two areas of research.
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- RSIS Conference on Asia and the Humanitarian World, 28 Feb – 1 March: The HADR Programme, NTS Centre, hosted a conference on Asia and the Humanitarian World to understand perspectives from the region on the dynamics, limits and possibilities of humanitarian action.