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Laura Eldon

ICT in Programme Humanitarian Advisor

Laura Eldon

Laura is an advisor on applications of Information Communications Technologies in Oxfam's humanitarian response and longer-term resilience building programmes. She has worked on a number of initiatives including developing new and innovative methodologies around Protection information gathering in Jordan and the Philippines, leading cross-departmental streams of work focusing on mobile data collection and GIS, and project managing a collaboration with World Vision to pilot their LMMS digital beneficiary management technology. She is managing a three-year strategic grant focusing on scaling up ICTs in humanitarian programming across the project cycle and works across Oxfam's Global Humanitarian Team to drive forwards the organisation's ICT in humanitarian programmes strategy.

Laura began working for Oxfam in 2004. She initially worked in digital communications, where she held a number of posts, before shifting to focus on the use of ICTs in programme. Laura has been seconded to work in a number of emergency responses in information management and communications roles in locations across the Middle East, East Africa and Asia.

All posts by Laura Eldon

Using Last Mile Mobile Solutions to register people in Ethiopia. Credit: Laura Eldon

What ICTs can do for humanitarian programmes

In an era of ever increasing humanitarian disasters and constantly evolving digital technology, Oxfam is gathering evidence about how Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) can improve the...

A government sign highlighting the newly designated 'No Build Zone' along the coast in Candahue. Credit: Laura Eldon/Oxfam

Harnessing the power of ICTs to help amplify voices in the Philippines

A recent case study on the issue of relocation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan utilised mobile data capture tools as part of the research process. What responsibilities come with using such...