In the autumn we will be confirming the University home of the HTiL and then we can launch properly both our work and our general appeal for support and collaboration.
The reality is that the ideas, the drive, the expertise to deliver and the critical support has already been tested and we are confident that what we are planning is needed. But the work will take several persons’ full time commitment to follow through and the (modest) occasional paid expertise of additional professionals to run events, hackathons, seminars; these plus travel and day to day existence of the lab must also be secured.
The core Alpha Team is in place, and as the existence of our website testifies (after months of research to assess and formulate its foundation), work has begun even before any funding is in place. Never the less, part of the process of setting out our strategy, formulating and executing our task sprint by sprint, is that we have to arrange that major grant funding will follow our initiative, our innovation and our work. To achieve the funding we must lock down one or more of the university institutions currently in dialogue since early summer.
So patience please… we are nearly there. Follow us on Twitter, check back constantly as we upload our months of research to the Resources section of the site.
HTiL will seek to support government and policy makers, more than 150 world leaders for whom, on 1 January 2016 the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit – came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. Using the consolidated information management that the collaborative efforts of those involved with the HTiL will make possible, we look forward in the autumn to addressing specifically issues surrounding migration and integration and thereby supporting through collaborative digital humanitarianism step by step the delivery of truly inclusive, sustainable and global prosperity.
When the site eventually moves from hidden to publicly searchable, (and providing what you read resonates with your sense of urgency regarding the issues covered) please pledge your support and register your interest and comments on our Join Us page above.
We will then be in touch with you personally and look forward to working together in the near future.