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Humanitarian Technology Interventions

Objective

There is growing global interest in the positive role of technology (such as mobile phones, sanitary toilets, or malaria nets) to alleviate problems associated with poverty and humanitarian crises. However, research on humanitarian technology interventions is overly technology-centric, focusing on issues of design, production, delivery, and efficiency. This research project will advance the study of humanitarian technology as an organisational phenomenon with the dual objective of advancing scholarship and informing intervention policy and practice. Specifically, the research project will explore three multi-level phenomena associated with humanitarian technology interventions: the role of rhetoric in establishing international technology standards, global organizing of interventions, and the experiences of user-beneficiaries. These will be explored through the following research methods and modes of analysis: case study design, dramatism, narrative interviews, and thematic analysis. Scholarly innovation and expertise will be realized by advancing and applying the research methodologies of dramatism and narrative interviews to study humanitarian technology interventions.
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Coordinator

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Address

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 Pa Rotterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 165 598,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 661009

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 165 598,80

  • EU contribution

    € 165 598,80

Coordinated by:

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands