Humanitarian Action in the Digital Age

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As humanitarian practitioner, you are interested in technology but you feel it should be used more responsibly? You are worried people tend to jump on opportunities without properly considering risks? This MOOC is for you!

This course will first introduce you to the basics of computer and data science and help you understand what happens underneath the surface when using a computer, the internet or social media. You will then dive into some more complex technologies like artificial intelligence, cryptography or distributed ledgers. Equipped with this knowledge, you will then explore with world-leading experts how to use technology responsibly, covering topics such as accountability, ethics, data protection, the do no harm principle and inclusion.


Sonja Loeffelmann-Sepahi
Sonja Loeffelmann-Sepahi

Sonja leads learning technology and digital innovation projects for Doctors Without Border (MSF). She is an experienced digital transformation expert, facilitating cross-functional teams and implementing innovative solutions. Her primary area of interest is in how organizations make transitions to new technologies, and organizational forms. She holds a Master of Science in management and IT and a Master of Art in Comparative literature

Grégoire Castella
Grégoire Castella

Greg heads the Humanitarian Division of EPFL EssentialTech Center, an initiative supporting humanitarian organizations to better harness science and technology to increase their impact. He worked several years for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in different regions affected by armed conflicts. He worked in a variety of roles at the intersection between humanitarian innovation, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. He is the co-founder of Watalux SA, a social start-up active in the field of water. He also coordinated several innovation initiatives for MSF Switzerland. He holds a PhD in Life Science from the University of Lausanne

Philippe Stoll
Philippe Stoll

Philippe is Senior Techplomacy Delegate at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). His work is at the intersection between governments, the humanitarian and the private sector with the objective to better protect people affected by conflicts from the impact of cyber warfare, AI or hate speech... The issues he is focusing on are illustrated in the immersive experience. At the ICRC, Philippe has managed strategic and public communications at Headquarters, as well as in Sierra Leone, Israel and the Occupied Territories and India. He holds Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Geneva.