Photo credit: EPA/BBC At Homa Reto, we connect people before, during, and after emergencies. During the summer of 2021, deadly floods devastated parts of Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. More than 200 people tragically lost their lives, demonstrating the importance of preparedness and response. This time of crisis however also revealed remarkable stories of mutualContinue reading “Human stories of flooding in the BeneLux and Germany “
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Celebrating the Principles for Digital Development
With the growing numbers of digital initiatives in the field of development and community organizations, the UN developed the principles for digital development. They are a set of guidelines designed to ensure ethical standards and efficiency. Learn how Homa Reto embraces these principles and is inspired by them.
Thought-provoking: The Importance of Decolonizing Data
Learn how Homa Reto actively works on decolonizing data by highlighting diverse knowledge through a participatory approach to governance.
The value of community centers
Community centers, such as libraries have proven to be a vital part of crisis response and sustainable development. They provide a place for people to meet and allow dialogue. Yet, they often suffer from a lack of funding and recognition. Find out how Homa Reto is providing visibility and support to tackle this issue.
Eye-opening: the politics of maps
Historically, maps are a political practice. At Homa Reto we want to keep you informed, connected, and secure through our maps and community network. That is why our mapping practice is participatory, inclusive, green, and anti-colonial.
This is how we make our software human-centered.
The heroic work of first responders during emergencies
First responders perform essential work during disasters and health crises. However, they are facing increasing violence and lack protection and supply of resources. Homa Reto is committed to support local and national first responders, as well as encourage and coordinate partnerships through our social media features.
The Hidden Power and Vulnerability of Women in Disasters
The emergence of disasters tends to increase the vulnerability of women and people of discriminated gender. These experiences of violence are not individual, they are systemic. With our philosophy of inclusion, we aim to combat gendered violence and celebrate the contribution of diversity and vulnerability in envisioning a sustainability.
The extraordinary work of local communities: The Pacific Islands and Covid-19
COVID-19 brought new challenges to many countries, but it also opened up ways for local communities to take leadership roles. Once example are the cyclones in the Pacific Islands. The Homa Reto software can organize local humanitarian action and map needs and resources for better emergency response.