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UNITAR is calling out for Volunteers


UNITAR is calling out for Volunteers at the Cyberscience Summit Hack Day

Do you have expertise in a field such as engineering, medicine, agriculture/environment, geography, disaster management, or the social sciences? If so, we need your help!

We are looking for volunteers to help us develop crowdsourcing applications to be used for processing media coming out of a disaster. We invite you to join our Hack Day Challenge at the Citizen Cyberscience Summit – or to get involved with us directly as a UNITAR Volunteer!

The goal:

The aim is to transfer some of your specialised knowledge to the crowd to give them the skills to produce meaningful information from media.

Volunteers will be put into groups according to their expertise and can help on a variety of things, including:

  • Advising on information that could be extracted from the photos, and defining questions that can be asked of the photos.
  • Contributing to the design and implementation of short online training modules aimed at giving the crowd the skills to analyse the photos.
  • Provide input and feedback on the design of an application for crowdsourcing the analysis to the trained volunteers and providing feedback and modifications on the prototype crowdsourcing application that will be developed.

What you need:

  • Specialised knowledge in a certain area of the world, or on a certain topic (Masters and PhD students are also welcome!)
  • An internet connection – we do most of our work online so you can be based anywhere in the world.

Contact us directly: eleanor.rusack @

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