This is a guide to all things at the intersection of Disaster, Singapore and social change. Feel free to edit if you’d like to improve it!


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Key People

Names are in alphabetical order, hyperlinked to LinkedIn, else Facebook. Listing is based on prior experience in an area, plus a connection to Singapore in some way.

Andrew Ang, Christopher Chia, Hassan Ahmad, Ian Curtis, Robin Low

International Initiatives

Asian Disaster Reduction & Response Network is a network consists of 34 national NGOs from 16 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. Its main aim is to promote coordination, information sharing and collaboration among NGOs and other stakeholders for effective and efficient disaster reduction and response in the Asia-Pacific region.

SG Initiatives

Build Back Better rebuilds community schools in disaster affected areas.

Mercy Relief runs aid programmes which include providing timely and effective assistance to disaster-stricken locations; and longer-term developmental projects to uplift the lives of impoverished and disadvantaged communities, focusing on water & sanitation, shelter, healthcare, basic education and sustainable livelihoods.

CrisisCamp Singapore is coordinated and hosted by the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre and Stanford University Persuasive Technology Lab.

Crisis Relief Singapore LLP, previously known as Crisis Relief Society (Singapore), is a Christian disaster relief organization in Singapore run by volunteers. CRS provides medical and other aid in post disaster situations, usually in partnership with a local organization in the disaster hit country and pays particular attention to the disadvantaged, women and children.

Humanity Assist is a capacity-building outfit to equip individuals and organisations perform sustainable community development initiatives as well as respond effectively to post-disaster situations.

Relief 2.0 is the practice of running the last mile in the field through independent field units supported by mobile technologies and social networks, connecting resources, stakeholders, needs, organizations, volunteers and survivors in an efficient, effective and timely manner, filling the gaps created by bureaucracy and slow response from top-down hierarchies.

Key Publications & Videos

The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog provides news and information about resources, aid, donations and volunteer efforts and the Asian tsunami.

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