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Fwd: [london-hack-space] Drupal devs interested in Humanitarian project?

From: Chris F.
Sent on: Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:32 AM

Does this rings bells with anybody? Especially the London IT4D crowd?


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Subject: [london-hack-space] Drupal devs interested in Humanitarian project?
Date: Fri, 20 Apr[masked]:49:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: James Brown <[address removed]>
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I'm looking for a drupal guru who would be happy to give some advice on a Knowledge Management site for relief workers, I need the advice to put together a work plan for the next month and a budget for a grant proposal, so there is an opportunity to get some (potentially high-profile) paid work out of it.  Initial advice would be on an informal basis though (I'd shout you a beer) - anyone who could meet up/have a call before Tuesday should read on!

I'm working with a charity called RedR-UK (, we are currently designing a knowledge management website for the Global WaSH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Cluster.  The cluster are a group of humanitarian charities who work to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene to people affected by disasters.  The group is led by UNICEF, the UN childrens' charity and includes agencies such as CARE international, Oxfam, Save the Children and many others.

The knowledge management project has been started to improve the way knowledge is processed and shared between agencies, in order to improve the way we respond to disasters.

The first stage of the project would be to editing an existing drupal site designed for the humanitarian sector, making some quick-and-dirty improvements and rolling it out for beta testing.  As a background the draft website is here:

This site was built by an external developer, under the guidance of UNICEF, but there are a number of improvements that we've identified before we roll out the site into beta for testing.  I'd really appreciate the chance to chat through those changes with someone who understands the drupal platform so we have a good idea of what is achievable, how long it will take, and how much it will cost so we can put this into a grant proposal.

If this is something you'd be willing to help with, let me know and I'll get back to you with some more information - I'd very much appreciate your advice however I'm afraid I can't guarantee at this stage that this input would mean getting the contract to carry out the development once the project goes ahead.

Many thanks


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