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Buddhadeb Halder

Jun 28, 2014
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Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am looking forward to any questions, clarifications, suggestions you may have on my proposal. Thanking you, Halder

Mrinalini Sen

Jun 29, 2014
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Thank you. Are you not planning to use twitter feed to collect voice from citizens? May be it would be good to use twitter to collect responses from citizens.

Buddhadeb Halder

Jul 1, 2014
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Thank you Mrinalini, Yes, we could you Twitter channel as well. But you know all mobile phones will not have the twitter facilities (less smart phones in developing countries, less internet connection). But you can make a call from any mobile. Please let me know if you have further questions. Thanks,

Kimberly King

Jul 2, 2014
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I had a look at this. I did not realize faxing, use of paper (which I consider obsolete, going into quasi-obsolescence) is still widely used in remote areas. I think, however, you need to substantiate this with a citation. Most remote locations I have traveled in the recent past year, N. Africa, Syria, they actually have access to mobile technologies. I would also offer up a emergency response timeliness to response example with timestamps of how long each event in your schema is anticipated to take. I would also clearly define the types of scenarios/test cases e.g. tsunami, earthquake, financial, war, etc., because I'm sure each scenario will have different response times contingent on the type of disaster being responded. I hope this gives you some ideas on how to fortify your proposal. Kimberly King Renewable Energy Engineer

Samaye Dishari

Jul 6, 2014
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Hi, It is a great idea. But I think it is costly. Thanks,

Songsoptak Akash

Jul 7, 2014
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I just like the proposal. It will be really helpful for countries like Bangladesh. All the best for your proposal.

Bd Harun

Jul 10, 2014
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I liked the idea. But why dont you develop a software?

President Uphar

Jul 12, 2014
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I do not understand technical issues- to me it looks like everything in one system. If my understanding is correct, it is really an excellent proposal. Yes, this will be really helpful in countries where still FAX is being used. again the question is how many offices use fax? However I will support this proposal..

Climate Colab

Aug 5, 2014
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The technical description is pretty well worked out. The objective is fine, although all of the services already exist so the added value of the package is less than might be anticipated and may not warrant the extra effort of the user. A 'back-office' service along these lines might work for the mobile phone operators and maybe ISPs. A global monitoring service would identify the location of an event and that would trigger 'crisis' services for the network operator. Service continuity would be part of their business proposition. Is the Fax the best technology to deal with several thousand of messages during a crisis? Wouldn't be better to push for innovation – alongside with training on the use of new ICTs? What's the Plan B if communications infrastructures are not functioning properly during and after the disaster? Is there a way to sustain the flow of information?

Friendsof Masum

Aug 16, 2014
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Nice Idea. I support for the idea. Thanks..

Buddhadeb Halder

Aug 16, 2014
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Hi Kimberly, Thank you very much for your comments. I have changed a bit. Please now look at the proposal and let me know if you have further questions. Regards, Halder

Buddhadeb Halder

Aug 16, 2014
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Hi @samaye, Thanks for your comments. Actually the idea/ proposed tool / platform is not costly. Yes, there are some initial costs involved development phase. After development, we do not need to spend huge money. Please think that thousands of victims are using this platform and they do not need to pay at all. This will be an open sourced platform. So, at the end of the day it is not costly at all. Regards, Halder

Buddhadeb Halder

Aug 16, 2014
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Dear @songsoptak, Thank you very much for your comments. Let's see how people and the judges find the proposal. If we succeed, you would have the opportunity to use the platform everywhere including Bangladesh. Please support us. Regards, Halder

Buddhadeb Halder

Aug 16, 2014
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Dear @bdharun, Thanks for your comments. I am talking about developing a software. Primarily, for mobile phones and also for smart devices. Regards, Halder

Buddhadeb Halder

Aug 16, 2014
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Dear @president, Thanks for your comments. Yes, fax is still an important communication tool in developing countries. Mainly to reach the higher authority fax is the most effective tool in developing countries. But I am not talking about only fax. Fax communication is a small part of the proposed tool. Regards, Halder

Buddhadeb Halder

Aug 16, 2014
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Dear @Judging-Results, Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions. I have tried to work according to your suggestions and tried to address some issues you have raised. Hope I was able to do that properly. Regards, Halder

Buddhadeb Halder

Aug 16, 2014
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Dear @friendsofmasum, Thank you very much. Please do support the proposal. Regards, Halder

Victor Blanco

Aug 26, 2014
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I wish you the best! Please, check my proposal in Waste Management Contest, named "REACC: Recycled Debris for Adaptation to Climate Change"; and I would apreciate your support as I supported your proposal.

Buddhadeb Halder

Sep 2, 2014
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Sure, Thank you..

Buddhadeb Halder

Sep 3, 2014
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Thank you all who have supported my proposal...

Climate Colab

Sep 3, 2014
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The Asian Development Bank has been working on a similar and more sophisticated technology. The proposal didn't refer to existing or previous attempts to experiment with similar technologies nor to what's already being developed. The real challenge might not be in the development of the technology but in application and where it'd ultimately needs to interface and feed into response agencies operations. Agencies have their own loss and damage assessment methods and data collection for decision making on requirements of search and rescue or relief operations. The application of a proposal like this one would only be as good as to what extent it offers data and information of any use to response agencies, whether they'd take it up and see it as reliable, or invest in systems to interface with what this technology would offer. There is a risk of all sorts of things going wrong with such a technology the most obvious of which is manipulation and abuse of sending misleading information.

Sergio Rodriguez

Feb 24, 2015
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the military/DARPA is currently working in a solution to provide this type of functionality. The greatest challenges we faced at SOUTHCOM's STE office was the limitation with the equipment itself: licenses and restrictions. As well as, challenge with infrastructure. Once a disaster happens there will not be a viable way to communicate out. DoD's solution was to provide a portable Cell antenna and its own portable cell network; however, it caused other issues and increase price.
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