18 November 2009

Information and communications technology for disaster risk reduction

It is widely recognized that information and communications technology (ICT), including space-based technology, plays an important role in establishing effective early warning systems and success conducting emergency preparedness and response activities. Aimed at policy- and decision-makers from developing countries working on disaster risk reduction in the Asia and the Pacific region, this policy brief discusses useful infrastructure and applications and recommends actions on how to mainstream and enhance their use in disaster risk reduction efforts, in particular with respect to early warning systems.

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