The Asia-Pacific region is vulnerable to the impacts of natural hazards. The number of disasters caused by natural hazards has increased drastically in recent years. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have tremendous potential in disaster-resilient development. They can instantly and continuously facilitate the rapid flow of information in real-time. The use of ICTs during all phases of disaster risk management (DRM) presents substantial opportunities to reduce disaster risks, enhance climate resilience, and facilitate inclusive preparedness and response.
In an effort to strengthen the national capacities of Mongolia, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), ESCAP Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia, and the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development will organize the National Training on ICT for Disaster Risk Management on 13-14 October 2022. The event aims to raise awareness of the role of national stakeholders in addressing the challenge of natural hazards; enhance understanding of the applications of ICTs in resilient development and disaster risk management, and strengthen collaborative partnerships between ICT and DRM professionals to achieve resilience. At the training, ESCAP report, the Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2022 for ESCAP Subregions – Pathways to Adaptation and Resilience in East and North-East Asia, will be launched.