Workshop on Knowledge and Policy Gaps in Disaster Risk Reduction and Development Planning
The meeting is part of a series of capacity building activities undertaken in accordance with a Development Account project to address strengthening information and communications technology capacities for disaster risk reduction and development. It is organized by ICT and Development Section of ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of ESCAP on 8-9 March 2016, at United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok.
The meeting address strengthening information and communications technology capacities for disaster risk reduction and development. Participants are from the Asia-Pacific region to focus on addressing key thematic areas such as communications resilience, multi-hazard early warning systems, and emerging solutions. Participants will also review research undertaken during the project and share experiences and strategies on innovative approaches to the use of ICT in a Disaster Management context. The meeting aims to result in improved awareness of stakeholders to utilize ICT to collect and analyze disaster data and mainstream disaster risk reduction into development planning and improved capacity of stakeholders to integrate emerging ICT solutions into disaster risk reduction and development.