MANILA, Philippines – Let’s aim for zero casualty. Be a digital humanitarian today!
MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, and its Project Agos partners invite volunteers who will help gather critical information online that can help save lives as Typhoon Lando threatens to hit Northern Luzon and Central Luzon.
Project Agos is a collaborative platform that combines top-down government action with bottom-up civic engagement to help communities learn about climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
The project harnesses technology and social media to ensure critical information flows to those who need it before, during, and after a disaster.
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What volunteers will do
Project Agos volunteers will help gather the following information:
- What local government units are doing to prepare
- Hazards (Flooding, landslides, wind, rainfall)
- People in need of rescue and assistance
- Infrastructure damage (e.g., roads, bridges)
- Damaged communication facilities (e.g., cell sites, electric posts)
- Relief needs and operations
The information volunteers gather will be relayed to national government agencies and local responders who can use the information to prepare for and respond to Typhoon Lando.
The public can also send reports, photos, and videos on how their families and communities are preparing for the coming tropical cyclone.
Project Agos partners include the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), National Youth Commission (NYC), YesPinoy, and e-Bayanihan. It is supported by the Australian Government in partnership with both government and non-goverment institutions. (WATCH: Project Agos). – Rappler.com
If you have any questions, feedback, or additional information, please email email@example.com or tweet @moveph.
Get the latest #WeatherAlert and typhoon updates on Project Agos.
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