The Standby Task Force collaborates with a number of other entities both during and in-between activations. Some of them are other Volunteer Technical Communities (VTCs), others are NGOs, IGOs or relevant corporations.
The Standby Task Force is a member of the Digital Humanitarian Network which also acts as the coordinating body in certain activations.
Digital Humanitarian Network: The purpose of the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHNetwork) is to leverage digital networks in support of 21st century humanitarian response. More specifically, the aim of this network-of-networks is to form a consortium of Volunteer & Technical Communities (V&TCs) and to provide an interface between formal, professional humanitarian organizations and informal yet skilled-and-agile volunteer & technical networks. | http://digitalhumanitarians.com
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT): Free, collaborative maps are uniquely valuable to humanitarian work, especially in places where base map data is often scarce, out of date, or rapidly changing. | http://hot.openstreetmap.org
Translators Without Borders facilitates the transfer of knowledge from one language to another by creating and managing a community of NGOs who need translations and professional, vetted translators who volunteer their time to help. | http://translatorswithoutborders.org
Geeks Without Bounds proposes a solution to connect developers with an expanded and ever more able global community of responders who can aid in tool learning, maintenance, and further development. We take teams through a process of acceleration which builds upon the best parts of current humanitarian response, and then feeds back into that community. | http://gwob.org
ICT4Peace aims to facilitate improved, effective and sustained communication between peoples, communities and stakeholders involved in conflict prevention, mediation and peace building through better understanding of and enhanced application of Information Communications Technology (ICT) including Media. | http://ict4peace.org
GISCorps volunteers’ services will help to improve the quality of life by supporting humanitarian relief, enhancing environmental analysis, encouraging/fostering economic development, supporting community planning and development, strengthening local capacity by adopting and using information technology and by supporting health and education related activities. | http://www.giscorps.org
Crisis Mappers leverages mobile & web-based applications, participatory maps & crowdsourced event data, aerial & satellite imagery, geospatial platforms, advanced visualization, live simulation, and computational & statistical models to power effective early warning for rapid response to complex humanitarian emergencies. | http://crisismappers.net
IGOs and NGOs
The Standby Task Force cooperates with international and national chapters of a number of agencies. Some of them have received our assistance on one or more occations. Among them are:
OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. | http://www.unocha.org
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. | http://www.msf.org
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. | http://www.worldvision.org
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. | http://www.usaid.gov
ACAPS is dedicated to improving the assessment of humanitarian needs in complex emergencies and crises. We support and strengthen humanitarian capacities to carry out better coordinated assessments before, during and after crises. Through development and provision of innovative tools, know-how, training and deployment of assessment specialists, we aim to contribute towards a change in the humanitarian system’s current practice with respect to needs assessments. | http://www.acaps.org
The Standby Task Force also collaborates on a varying scale with academic institutions.
HHI: The mission of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is to relieve human suffering in war and disaster by advancing the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide. | http://hhi.harvard.edu
QCRI: Our mission is to conduct innovative, multidisciplinary applied computing research that addresses national priorities by enhancing the quality of life for citizens, enabling broader scientific discoveries and making local businesses more competitive globally. | http://www.qcri.org.qa
Collaboration with the Industry
Geofeedia: We help public safety agencies improve response by delivering real-time, location-based social situational intelligence. Social media is now an invaluable tactical tool to support a wide variety of missions, and we make it easy for you to integrate into your operations. | http://geofeedia.com
Esri: At Esri, we believe that geography is at the heart of a more resilient and sustainable future. Governments, industry leaders, academics, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) trust us to connect them with the analytic knowledge they need to make these critical decisions that shape the planet. | http://www.esri.com
BBC Media Action is using media and communication to provide access to information and create platforms to enable some of the poorest people in the world to take part in community life, and to hold those in power accountable. | http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/