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Techie Aid Workers of Yolanda: Reflections and Future Directions

Filipino aid workers are globally recognized as pioneers for technological innovations in disaster response.

To commemorate Typhoon Yolanda’s fourth anniversary, the Newton Tech4Dev Network, in collaboration with, invites reflections on lessons learned from this disaster from the perspective of Filipino aid workers.

The event aims to draw attention to how local humanitarian workers performed the crucial work of engaging with crisis-affected communities, prompt a conversation on how the humanitarian community can better support local aid workers, and chart future directions for humanitarian labor that empowers local aid workers to become community leaders in disaster risk reduction.

The event concludes with the launch of The Filipino Aid Workers of Typhoon Yolanda: A Commemorative Feature to recognize the contributions of techie aid workers in disaster responses and reconstruction.

The event is moderated by Nicole Curato, sociologist and member of the Newton Tech4Dev Network and Voltaire Tupaz of


The event is open to all but due to limited seating, we are requesting guests to confirm participation by signing up in the EventBrite page.

Contact information

For event inquiries contact:
Pamela Combinido
Research Assistant
De La Salle University

For inquiries about Newton Tech4Dev Network and its projects, contact:
Dr. Jonathan Ong
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Convenor, Newton Tech4Dev Network

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The Newton Tech4Dev Network research team is led by Dr. Jonathan Corpus Ong, Prof. Peter Lunt, and Prof. Julio C. Teehankee.