Authors

The Signal Code articulates the interdependent rights-based approach to establishing humanitarian standards and ethics for the use of data and technology in crisis, the obligations of humanitarian practitioners to populations in crisis, and the minimum technical standards humanitarian practitioners should adhere to when working with technologies in crisis.

The first volume of the Code was released in January 2017 and was co-authored by Faine Greenwood, Caitlin Howarth, Dr. Danielle N. Poole, Nathaniel A. Raymond, and Daniel P. Scarnecchia.

The second volume was released in Month 2018 and was co-authored by Stuart Campo, Caitlin Howarth, Nathaniel A. Raymond and Daniel P. Scarnecchia.

The third volume was released in February 2021 and ws co-authored by Rob Baker, Mari Bothner, Roshni Chakraborty, Caitlin Howarth, and Saira Khan.

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Rob Baker

Rob’s work focuses on the application of mobile and mapping technologies toward creating more effective, inclusive, and accessible social good and public service programs.
Mari Bothner

Mari Bothner

Mari is a Junior at Harvard College studying Philosophy, History, and Government. Her research interests include topics in climate ethics, international cooperation, as well as privacy and information policy.
Stuart Campo

Stuart Campo

Stuart is the Team Lead for Data Responsibility at the UN OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data, where he focuses on the development and adoption of guidance and practices for the safe, ethical and effective management of data in humanitarian action. He previously served as a Researcher with the Signal Program and in a variety of roles with UNICEF, where he focused on the responsible design and deployment of innovation initiatives.
Roshni Chakraborty

Roshni Chakraborty

Roshni is an undergraduate at Harvard College from Kolkata, India. She studies Social Studies (an interdisciplinary social sciences major) and Global Health. Her interests are in gender, conflict, and forced migration. She has worked extensively on child protection and gender-based violence in India, as well as with refugees in Greece and Malaysia. Her current research focuses on the role of social capital in the facilitation of child trafficking in Bengal.
Faine Greenwood

Faine Greenwood

Faine Greenwood's research work centers on civilian drone technology and the operational and ethical challenges these new technologies present to people affected by disaster and conflict. Greenwood previously worked as a researcher at the Signal Program, and has consulted for a number of organizations, including the World Bank, the American Red Cross, the World Economic Forum, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
Caitlin Howarth

Caitlin Howarth

Saira Khan

Saira Khan

Saira's work is centered on the application and ethics of GIS and remote sensing in crisis to advance humanitarian research, education, and operations.
Dr. Danielle Poole

Danielle N. Poole

Dr. Danielle (Dani) Poole is a population health scientist notable for her contributions to the evidence base for humanitarian decision-making. Within the broader field of humanitarian health research, her work is centered around two themes: 1) measuring health disparities, and 2) developing novel research methods for complex settings.
Nathaniel A. Raymond

Nathaniel A. Raymond

Nathaniel A. Raymond is a lecturer in global affairs at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. Raymond was founding director of the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative from 2012-2018. He served as director of operations for the George Clooney-founded Satellite Sentinel Project from December 2010 - June 2012. Raymond also worked for Oxfam America and Physicians for Human Rights.
Daniel Scarnecchia

Daniel P. Scarnecchia