Aptivate worked closely with Internews to understand their grand vision for the HID and turn it into an actionable digital project, which we successfully implemented. They're currently testing this and looking to move to the next phase with new learnings. Part of the HID's function is to interface with other information systems such as SMS text services and IVR voice platforms.
Ultimately its purpose is to publish timely, relevant data and responses that communities and organisations working in disaster areas need. So, we have a lot to bring to the interoperability debate and much to gain from emerging standards, protocols and other initiatives.
After spending 7 months creating this service with Aptivate, Anahi from Internews shared her insights on the project.