Patrick Meier


Patrick Meier currently directs QCRI’s Social Innovation Program and is a former Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center resident where he penned the first draft of his book, “Digital Humanitarians.”

Authored Content

  • Jul 22 2015
    Blog Post Developing Guidelines for Humanitarian UAV Missions A version of this post originally appeared on iRevolutions. The Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators) recently organized a three-day Policy Forum on Humanitarian UAVs. The mission of UAViators is to promote the safe, coordinated and effective use of UAVs in a wide range of humanitarian settings. The Forum, the first of it’s kind, was generously sponsored […] Patrick Meier
  • Feb 18 2015
    Blog Post How Digital Jedis Battle Big Data: A True Story The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralyzing to humanitarian response efforts as the lack of information. Computers, mobile phones, social media, mainstream news, earth-based sensors, humanitarian drones and orbiting satellites generate vast volumes of data during major disasters. Making sense of this flash flood of information, “Big Data”, is proving an […] Patrick Meier