UN-APCICT organizes Expert Group Meeting on Social Media and Disaster Risk Management

Apr 7th 2015 - Apr 8th 2015
Incheon, Republic of Korea

In an effort to foster multi-stakeholder dialogue and exchange of experiences on how to effectively utilize social media in the different phases of disaster risk management, APCICT organized the “Expert Group Meeting on Social Media for Disaster Risk Management” on 7-8 April 2015 in Incheon, Republic of Korea.

The workshop was attended 22 government officials, communication and media experts, ICTD and social media experts and DRR practitioners in Asia and the Pacific.

The meeting discussed how disaster risk communication is evolving in Asia and the Pacific given the emergence of social media. Experts also discussed how to enhance APCICT’s existing training content – Academy Module 9 on ICT for Disaster Risk Management that is aimed for civil servants and Primer Series 3 on ICT for Disaster Risk Management targeted to students and youth – to incorporate social media-based approaches and strategies.