Patrick Meier is the director of crisis mapping at Ushahidi and the co-founder of the International Network of Crisis Mappers. He was previously the co-director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning.
Meier has consulted for several international organizations including on numerous crisis mapping and early warning projects in Africa, Asia, and Europe. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, he helped coordinate the Mission 4636 project, an SMS-based emergency response system.
He is completing his PhD at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and is currently a visiting fellow at Stanford University. He has a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University and is an alumni of the Sante Fe Institute’s Complex Systems Summer School. He blogs at iRevolution.