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Disaster Risk Management in the Information Age


International Day for Disaster Reduction at the World Bank …

International Day for Disaster Reduction at the World Bank

Disaster Risk Management in the Information Age

A joint training workshop by GICT, GFDRR, infoDev and LCSUW to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction

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  • 1. Disaster Risk Management in the Information Age
  • 2.
    • Disaster Risk Management in the Information Age
  • 3. Crisis & Disaster Stakeholders
    • Requirements:
    • Coordinate and host diverse agencies
    • Alert and inform
    • Share common operating picture
    • Manage supply chains
    Constituents Citizens Individuals in the broad population Private Enterprise Top Multi-national corporations Leadership Heads of schools, cities, states, countries Non Governmental Organizations Red Cross, NetHope, World Cares Inter Governmental Organizations United Nations, NATO, EU Public Health Health and Human Services, and Medical Centers Nations National Governments, Intelligence, Security and Defense Agencies Critical Infrastructure Transportation, Banking, Public Works & Utilities Responders First Responders, Fire, Police EMT Secondary Responders, National Guard, Emergency Management Authority & FEMA
  • 4. Challenges Impedes efficient response Challenges & Requirements Technology Transforms Microsoft Product Platform Success Stories Partner Offerings Outdated, slow, and paper-based
  • 5. Collaboration during disaster Coordinated chaos? EU IFRC ICRC Private PNSs WFP NGOs UNDP MIL OCHA Geneva Humanitarian Coordinator Affected Population Affected Government CIMIC NMCC USAID/ DART Ambassadors Donor Govt’s NGOs National military HCR UNICEF IGOs OSSOC UNDAC MEDIA
  • 6. Focus Area
    • Assist in preparedness by allowing processes to be established and easily followed
    • Assist in response by allowing information to be disseminated to various involved parties in a timely and efficient manner
    • Assist in recovery by ensuring schedules tasks are tracked and monitored
    Wattegama, C. (2007). ICT for Disaster Management. Retrieved February, 2008, from Asia Pacific Development Information Programme “ International, regional and national organizations should work better together and be better coordinated. ”
    • 10 lessons learned from the South Asia tsunami of 26 December 2004
      • Retrieved February, 2008, from Relief Web:
  • 7. Microsoft’s Strategy & Approach
    • Disaster Risk Management in the Information Age
  • 8. ICT Private Sector Role in Disaster Preparedness Crisis Management Lifecycle Policy Influence Relationship Management Program Offerings Incident Management Preparedness is the enabler for cooperation throughout the Crisis Management Lifecycle
  • 9. When to Deploy New Technology Technology Everyday Disaster day
  • 10. Microsoft ® Disaster Preparedness Program unities
    • Assess
      • Enable Threat Analysis, Risk Mitigation & Dependency Identification
    Preparedness MOSS ESP, SQL, VE SDL, TAMe Offerings founded upon Microsoft core competencies
    • Collaborate
      • Provide “Community of Practice” environment to, further understanding, consensus & address issues
    • Train
      • Demonstrate Virtual Disaster Response Simulation that may enhance organizational capability & enable more informed ICT adoption
  • 11. Success stories: Information Sharing & Collaboration
    • Disaster Risk Management in the Information Age
  • 12. UN OCHA Collaboration Myanmar Humanitarian Information Centre (HIC)
      • Rapid response made possible through preparedness work
      • Relationships established, portal requirements and blue print developed in March 2008 in advance
      • Execution made possible through our partners
        • Burntsand
        • Compellent
        • CorasWorks
        • Coroware
        • e-Sponder
        • IDV Solutions
        • L-Soft
        • MindTree
        • Neudesic
        • Sun
        • TM
        • Weather Central
        • Weather Decision Technologies
  • 13.
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  • 15. Success Stories: Learning & Training
    • Disaster Risk Management in the Information Age
  • 16. Experiential Learning: Disaster Simulation Learning Architecture
  • 17. How We Simulate The World DEM/DTED Space Shuttle NED Land Class Tiling textures Satellite imagery Vector Data Roads, power lines Coastlines, rivers, lakes World Time and seasons Weather Celestial sphere Cultural Objects Trees and vegetation Generic buildings and objects Unique Objects Area specific Landmark objects Facilities Data Jeppesen Charts NOAA hazards DAFIF Vehicle Simulation Trains, aircraft, boats, etc Single person and multi-user operable Characters Age Ethnicity Ambient population A.I. Paths Car traffic Aircraft traffic Ship traffic Triggers Scenario creation Missions Events After Action Review Analysis Tracking Rewards
  • 18. Interactive Development Approach * Training Simulation Prototype *Based on: A.P. Moore et al., IEEE Security & Privacy, Education, Volume 6, Number 1, January/February 2008 Case Study Empirical Data Scenarios Development of case-based training simulation Decision Model Model must provide for
      • Interactive approach
      • Team-orientation
      • Role-playing experience
    Specific Scenarios Learning Objectives
  • 19. © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.