Projects

Sikka

Sikka
Sikka is a digital asset transfer platform designed for the financially marginalised, at-need population. With Sikka, community members can receive cash transfers on their feature phones through local vendors or a local financial cooperative in their village, thus allowing both unrestricted as well as restricted cash-based transfers (CBTs). Sikka is designed such that it can provide unrestricted CBTs through local...Learn More >

FieldSight

FieldSight
FieldSight is the first humanitarian digital platform designed for project monitoring and infrastructure quality assurance. Developed iteratively over 2 years, the platform is now being used to monitor more than 50,000 houses, WASH sites, schools, police stations, and other infrastructure. Built to work on mobile devices and in remote and difficult-to-access locations, FieldSight creates actionable data and interfaces that help...Learn More >

Field Ready

Field Ready
Field Ready meets humanitarian and reconstruction aid by transforming logistics through technology, design and engaging people in new ways. We make useful items where they are needed to solve problems locally. We pass on these skills to others through training and capacity-building. We are pioneering innovative approaches to the toughest challenges regardless of the sector. The impact of this is...Learn More >

SALSA

SALSA
The Smart Application for Supply, Logistics, and Aid (SALSA) proposes to automate the process of creating and deploying smart contracts for an organization of any size without the need for additional technical staff. Where smart contracts have been identified to add value to processes and interactions between either internal or external parties, SALSA’s RESTful API will allow organizations to access blockchain functionality without the...Learn More >

HandsUp

HandsUp
In disasters from Haiti to Nepal to Myanmar, everyday people are rising to the challenge of helping aected populations. These informal responders play an invaluable, often life-sav- ing role in plugging the gaps of the formal response community. Working in dangerous conditions, with limited funds and patchy information, they always do more with less. But the question begs itself - how much more impact...Learn More >

Andhikhola Flood Resiliency Project

Andhikhola Flood Resiliency Project
In the Andhikhola valley of Syangja district, frequent floods cause human fatalities, destroy livelihoods, and wash away homes: this is a humanitarian problem. In response, we propose to develop a process, both replicable at scale and adaptable to site-specific conditions, to build local flood disaster resiliency using community engagement and landscape design. This work will take place on a stretch...Learn More >

Early Warning System for Predictable Disasters

Early Warning System for Predictable Disasters
Every year around the same time (July- August) heavy and incessant downpours bring deadly floods across a large part of Nepal causing displacement and loss of lives and property in a massive scale. As of July 29th 2018, data form the Government of Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction Portal compiled by Nepal in Data (an open data & statistics portal) shows...Learn More >

World of Women

World of Women
The research explores women’s rights at the intersection of land and disaster. It is the launch of an iterative exploration of the role and power of gender as embedded within legal, political, economic, cultural, and social power structures – in this first iteration as operationalized to institutionalize access to and control over land, and its denial – in order to...Learn More >