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The Role of ICT in Disaster Risk Management and Recovery

This presentation describes how ICT is used in the Philippines for disaster risk management, response and rehabilitation.
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April Mercado

on 18 April 2016

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Transcript of The Role of ICT in Disaster Risk Management and Recovery

Tablets as tools for disaster response.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the Philippines is used in different sectors.
2. Identify the need for ICT specially in disaster response.

PHILIPPINE SETTING
Pacific Ring of Fire

The Pacific Ring of Fire is an area where a large
number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.

World Disaster Report 2012
How do we use ICT in building resilience?
Tropical Cyclone Map
The Role of ICT in
Disaster Risk Management and Recovery
How do we use ICT in Disaster Risk Management and Recovery?
How do we use ICT in Disaster Risk Management and Recovery?
IDENTIFY
The Pacific Ring of Fire
Pacific Ocean
Mobile Tools Apps
Online Crisis Response Platforms
Plan International in Tanauan, Leyte
Hashtags in social media
#Typhoon #Haiyan
#Earthquake #Yolanda
#Relief #GYPCLA2014
Thank You!
Disaster risk reduction & preparedness is far more effective and less costly than disaster response.
Right information dissemination
Republic Act 10639 or the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act
Most disaster-prone countries in the world:
Tonga
Vanuatu
PHILIPPINES
Information and Communications Technology is an umbrella term that includes any communication device or application.
What is ICT?
Ex:
Radio, television, cellular phones, computer and network hardware and software, satellite systems
1). In the presentation, what were some of the most interesting ways that ICTs were used during the Typhoon?
2). What did you see in the presentation that might be applicable to preparing for or responding to disaster in your country/your situation?
3). What role could youth play in using ICTs for disaster preparedness or response?
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