Statistics Without Borders is an apolitical organization under the auspices of the American Statistical Association, comprised entirely of volunteers. SWB provides pro-bono statistical consulting and assistance to organizations and government agencies to support these organizations’ not-for-profit efforts to deal with international health issues.
Transformation through innovation is possible through discovering, testing and leveraging digital humanitarian and technology partners. Today, we are recognizing Statistics without Borders for their work in coauthoring and publishing the “Guide to Social Media Emergency Management Analytics”, a helpful tool for emergency managers and decision-makers. This guide helps them identify and discuss relevant questions when planning their SMEM response. We wish to thank them for all their help in performing the data study and in contributing to this important guidebook. We also wish to express our thanks to Kara Pisklak with SparksGrove, a division of NorthHighland, for assisting with the presentation and design.
Improved disaster response requires a broad front, and that includes our valued partners. “It is through such collaboration that we are able to improve the chain of care. We are delighted to honor these organizations with the 2014 Humanity Road Da Vinci award,” says Chris Thompson, President of Humanity Road.