Humanitarian technology: a critical research agenda

Based on the 2013 Critical Humanitarian Technology Project undertaken by PRIO and NCHS, Kristin Bergtora SandvikMaria Gabrielsen Jumbert, John Karlsrud and Mareile Kaufmann have written the article “Humanitarian technology: a critical research agenda“.

Published in the International Review of the Red Cross in December 2014, the research article discusses the opportunities and challenges of using new technology for humanitarian action.

As highlighted by the authors: “This article offers an agenda for critical inquiry into the emergent field of humanitarian technology as applied to a broadly defined context of crises, encompassing both natural disasters and conflict zones, by identifying what technology does to the humanitarian enterprise, and by reflecting on the key challenges that emerge.

The article is available here.