Expanding connectivity to disaster-affected communities through the innovative use of information and communications technology and disaster-related information

Expanding connectivity to disaster-affected communities through the innovative use of information and communications technology and disaster-related information

 
Date: 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Type: 
Official documents
Abstract

The present document draws attention to the information and communication needs of early warning and disaster emergency response, discusses capacity gaps and reviews related experiences that have emerged from some of the recent major disasters in Asia and the Pacific. It also considers the potential role of innovative emerging technologies.
The Committee may wish to deliberate on the issues raised in the document and provide further guidance on the direction and functions of the proposed regional cooperative mechanism on disaster emergency communications, including enhanced access for countries with special needs and disaster-prone countries. The Committee may also wish to provide further guidance on outputs that could be reflected in the programme of work for the biennium 2014-2015.

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