Before founding Molnix in 2014, I worked as Disaster Management Delegate at the Finnish Red Cross. As part of those duties, I contributed to the creation of an emergency response mechanism called the 10K Camp. The 10K camp is a scalable and rapidly deployable emergency shelter that covers camp materials, staff and services for ten thousand people and beyond. This 10K Camp mechanism is also in used in cooperation with other actors, and one prominent partner is the Philippine Red Cross. In this capacity, I have had the honor of working with the Philippine Red Cross even after starting Molnix, including working on the contingency plan. In this article, I explore the aspects of external staff activities required to make it all work. Read more “Earthquake preparedness in the Philippine context”
The #MeToo campaign and the recent news on sexual misconduct in different organizations opened the lid on a reality that is not often spoken about in the aid community.
It has meant a hit to the reputation and donations to the humanitarian sector and a wake up call to address the failings. In the meantime, there are also many good ideas on how to remedy the situation.
As Molnix is part of this community, the circumstances drives us to ask: How can we help our customers, with our technology, prevent sexual misconduct in deployed staff and at all levels of the organization? Read more “How to Prevent Sexual Misconduct in Disaster Deployed Staff”
Disaster preparedness organizations combine the desire to help with proactive action. They offer communities hope and tangible life-saving resources. Let’s face it, when you chose a career in the crisis and humanitarian response world it was because you wanted to help; you find a sense of purpose in the everyday tasks and the not-so ordinary days when a rapid response is needed. Read more “5 Tips for Keeping your Disaster Roster Prepared”