Our communication team has created a short video for explaining the COMRADES Humanitarian ChatBot, one of the tools that our project has developed during its lifecycle.

From earthquakes to unrest: new platform boosts community resilience in a crisis

"It's very rare that computer scientists think about the definition of 'resilience', or get to work with the users of a tool," says Shadrock Roberts of the Kenyan non-profit social enterprise Ushahidi, a partner in the COMRADES project. But this is precisely what happened when a diverse consortium of researchers got together to create a platform to support community resilience during a crisis.

The team behind the EU-funded COMRADES project has its sights set on empowering communities – through socio-technical solutions – to help them reconnect, respond to and recover from crisis situations. These could include an earthquake, criminal threat or unrest during elections.

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