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In a globally connected world pandemic spread can express as fear or self-interested actions - but we can also think global / act local.

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I am presently in Canada so we are blessed with regular news reporting in a variety of formats from all levels of government and responses from the community at large. But - we can all see how fragile the systems are, how some people respond and how some of the most vulnerable can fall through the cracks. Localized connections, good information, some encouragement, help with basic supports etc are all needed. How to mobilize? How about we embrace an open-sourced connected community approach that brings quality, adaptive information closer to all. My example would be found in a great cycling APP I use called KOMOOT. A global information platform tool that allows for social interaction to improve the knowledge base and cyclist experience. While based in Europe - Komoot has proven an accurate, enjoyable , fun and easy to use tool for planning local to long-distance bike trips in Canada. Might we do something similar for crisis responses?

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Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

For me as a active cyclist I have enjoyed using this platform and have been surprised at how well it works. Perhaps more vital, it builds community with input, feedback, story sharing, connection-building. My behavior has changed in that I have a goto platform/tool kit to make safe cycling pre-planning decisions and rides better informed, more enjoyable and with a social element.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

I share with others by using and demonstrating it to other cyclists. It would seem that we might care and benefit from a similar approach to informed community mobilzation in times of challenge -like the present with Covid-19.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • NGO or Non-profit Organization
  • Word of Mouth
  • Online: Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19 by Imperial College London & J-IDEA [COURERA]SE

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

How to help others in need - while reducing risk for myself and to those I might assist. Specifically - seniors, disabled, families in needs - the homeless.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

I suspect that information and resources are limited to residents of Canadian First Nations. We need to reach out and ensure good information gets to these communities.

What is your current profession?

Strategy Animator - (Social Enterprise Co-founder active in central & south America )

In what city are you located?

presently in Toronto, Ontario

In what country are you located?



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