Expert Group Meeting on ICT for Disaster Risk Management

Date
Aug 26th 2019 - Aug 27th 2019
Organizer
APCICT/ESCAP
Location
Bangkok, Thailand

The Expert Group Meeting on ICT for Disaster Risk Management took place on 26-27 August 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of ESCAP’s Disaster Resilience Week. 

APCICT continues to enhance the content and expand the coverage of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders (Academy) programme to ensure its relevance in a constantly evolving ICTD landscape. Recognizing the significant role of ICT in disaster prevention, mitigation, response and recovery, the Centre is currently updating an Academy Module on “ICT for Disaster Risk Management” to provide an overview of how ICT is used for disaster risk management.  During the two-day event, representatives from relevant ministries and agencies, international organizations, and academic experts engaged in disaster risk management activities discussed and exchanged ways for advancing the use of ICT for disaster risk management. 

The draft updated version of APCICT’s Academy module on ICT for Disaster Risk Management was presented. The module aims to provide an overview of how ICT is used for disaster risk management, focused on policymakers and civil servants at the national and local levels.  Views and comments from participants were taken into account in order to improve the quality and relevance of the content to the target audiences.

This meeting acted as a platform for the exchange of experiences among experts and practitioners and helped develop a roadmap for the implementation and roll-out of the module in Asia and the Pacific.

More information on ESCAP's Disaster Resilience Week at https://www.unescap.org/events/escap-disaster-resilience-week-2019

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