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|Project name||Summary||Status||Social impact area|
|Amphan: analyzing experiences of extreme weather events using online data||Cyclone Amphan made landfall in South Asia on May 20, 2020. It was the most damaging storm in the history of the Indian Ocean, rendering hundreds of thousands of people homeless, ravaging agricultural lands and causing billions of dollars in damage. How were people affected by the storm? What were the responses of individuals, governments, corporates and NGOs? How was it covered by local, national and international media, as opposed to individuals' accounts? Who has created the dominant narratives of Cyclone Amphan; and whose voices go unheard? We aim to use online data -- such as Twitter posts, news headlines and research publications -- to analyze people's experiences of Cyclone Amphan.||done_all Completed||
Years in operation: 25 or more years
Yearly budget: $5MM-$20MM
Geographical scope: Multi-national
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