Disaster Risk Reduction

Virtual Training on Digital Technologies for Disaster Risk Management

In an effort to strengthen the knowledge and capacities of government officials at the national and local levels in South and South West Asian countries in using Information and Communication Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction, APCICT held a Virtual Training on Digital Technologies for Disaster Risk Management, from 1 to 5 March 2021. 

Briefing Note in Russian on "ИКТ для управления рисками стихийных бедствий" (ICT for Disaster Risk Management)

Серия информационных записок направлена ​​на предоставление краткой информации по ключевым вопросам ИКТР для политиков и облегчение их понимания потенциала ИКТ при формулировании политики и программ национального развития. В самой последней информационной записке основное внимание уделяется соображениям политики, взятым из " ИКТ для управления рисками стихийных бедствий »модуль Академии.

Academy Module in Russian on "ИКТ для управления рисками стихийных бедствий"

Информационно Коммуникационные Технологии (ИКТ) обладают огромным потенциалом в управлении риска бедствии благодаря скорому и стабильному потоку информации. Развитие ИКТ дало возможность использовать полученные данные и информации на всех ключевых фазах цикла УРСБ. Этот модуль создан для политиков и государственных служащих на национальном и местном уровнях управления, которые отвечают за деятельность по УРСБ или участвуют в ней.

Academy Module on "ICT for Disaster Risk Management"

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have tremendous potential in disaster risk reduction due to their ability to facilitate the rapid flow of information instantly and continuously, in real-time. The use of ICTs in all phases of the disaster risk management cycle presents substantial opportunities to reduce disaster risks, enhance resilience, and facilitate inclusive preparedness and response.

Disaster Resilient Networking - A New Vision based on Movable and Deployable Resource Units (MDRUs)

During the “great east Japan earthquake” on March 11, 2011, a lot of ICT resources were completely or partially damaged due to the tremor and the resultant tsunami. As a consequence, the demand for ICT services explosively increased, mainly because the people of the affected areas were trying to communicate with the outside world that led to a phenomenal rise in the network traffic. This gave rise to a serious traffic congestion, and the emergency ICT networks and services could not deal with this issue sufficiently.

ICT-Based Work Management to Support Unmanned Construction For Post-Disaster Restoration

This paper describes the ICT-based work management to enhance collaborative works and interactive communication, and to grasp significant information in order to support unmanned construction for post-disaster restoration. Firstly, this paper reports the unmanned constructions that have been and are being done in the Unzen restoration project.

Considering emergency and disaster management systems from a software architecture perspective

The use of ICTs has been highly advocated for addressing the obstacles and improving decision-making in the event of a disaster. A number of ICT support systems and frameworks have evolved over time to support the highly time and collaboration intensive task of emergency and disaster management. This paper is based on a survey of the existing systems, ongoing research projects, supporting systems and concepts. These systems have been classified based on their use in the four stages of Comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM).

Precursor Process and Triggering Mechanism of Rapid Landslides under Extreme Weather Conditions, and an Attempt of ICT-Based Participatory Joint Mapping of Past Landslides with Experts in Developing Countries

This paper introduces the recent extreme rainfall-induced landslide disasters and results of ring shear tests showing the triggering mechanism of rapid and long run-out landslides. It introduces an attempt of ICT-based landslide micro-topography mapping using Google Earth. Finally, it also aims to provide new participatory work and learning for creating better and reliable hazard mapping.

Developing South Asia: Lessons & Insights

This publication, the first of South Asia Department’s South-South learning series, aims to showcase lessons, replicable practices, and other insights which development practitioners can learn from, and apply in, the context of their respective countries. Projects discussed here represent various sectors such as energy, urban development, transport, information and communications technology (ICT), irrigation, and disaster risk reduction.