Module 9 building regional and international networks for disaster risk managment

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Module 9 building regional and international networks for disaster risk managment

  1. 1. Session 6.b Building Regional and International Networks Training of Trainers Workshop on “ICT for Disaster Risk Management” 22 to 26 February 2011 Seongnam City, Republic of Korea
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>To introduce the international agreements that promote multi-nation use and sharing of disaster relevant information </li></ul><ul><li>To highlight the use, development and promotion of ICT through international cooperation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Session Topics <ul><li>Key Reasons for Network Formation </li></ul><ul><li>Forming Networks for Trans-boundary Disaster Risk Management </li></ul><ul><li>Forming Networks for Systematic Resource Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Forming Networks to Promote Positive Externalities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key Reasons for Network Formation <ul><li>The scale of the DRM effort goes beyond the boundaries of one country. </li></ul><ul><li>The DRM effort requires considerable investment in technology or data acquisition. </li></ul><ul><li>DRR information has the potential for positive externalities. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Networks for Trans-boundary DRM <ul><li>Good for when a hazard’s effects and/or processes are not contained in one country </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: tsunamis in the oceans, flooding along the Mekong River, H1N1 and SARS </li></ul><ul><li>International agreements towards common DRM goals </li></ul><ul><li>ICT facilitates achieving goals and objectives </li></ul>
  6. 6. Case Study: Mekong River Commission <ul><li>Framework for sustainable utilization & joint management of the Mekong River </li></ul><ul><li>Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam </li></ul><ul><li>Provides information products to member states: flood forecasts, water levels and water flow monitoring, modeling climate change impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains a Decision Support Framework </li></ul>
  7. 7. Networks for Resource Sharing <ul><li>Sharing instruments, data, communication network, expertise, capital </li></ul><ul><li>Good for helping developing countries that lack the technical capacities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Case Study: PTWS and IOTWS <ul><li>Pacific Tsunami Warning System and Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System </li></ul><ul><li>System for detecting tsunamis and delivering warnings to member states </li></ul><ul><li>Provides hazard and risk assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Conducts training in warning, response and preparedness </li></ul>
  9. 9. Networks to Promote Positive Externalities <ul><li>Positive externality – an unintended positive impact for someone who did not pay for the product or service </li></ul><ul><li>For information sharing, knowledge sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies: DesInventar, Prevention Web, EM-DAT, AlertNet, Osadi and OSA-Map </li></ul>
  10. 10. United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development Thank You Visit ava.unapcict.org for more info and free online learning courses. Twitter : @unapcict (twitter.com/unapcict)

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