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Effective Disaster Coordination

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A presentation given at a workshop in Taiwan on effective disaster coordination in November 2009.

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Effective Disaster Coordination

  1. 1. Effective Coordination<br />International Perspective<br />Gísli Ólafsson<br />Disaster Management – Technical Advisor<br />Microsoft Corporation<br />
  2. 2. Climate Change<br />
  3. 3. Live Media Coverage<br />
  4. 4. Social Networks<br />
  5. 5. Comprehensive Approach<br />Move from Response to Risk Management<br />Risks<br />Full Cycle<br />Constituents<br />
  6. 6. Disaster Risk Information<br />Needs to be shared<br />Scientists<br />Responders<br />Citizens<br />
  7. 7. Legislation<br />Organization<br />Training<br />Disaster Preparedness<br />
  8. 8. Legislation<br />
  9. 9. Organization<br />
  10. 10. Training<br />
  11. 11. Coordination<br />Beyond capacity<br />Politics<br />Disaster Response<br />
  12. 12. Normal (routine emergencies)<br /><ul><li>People relate as roles
  13. 13. People are the problem
  14. 14. Orgs are the solution</li></ul>Disaster<br /><ul><li>Relate as People
  15. 15. Orgs are the problem
  16. 16. People are the solution</li></ul>Catastrophe<br /><ul><li>Society breaks down
  17. 17. No relationships – survival
  18. 18. Only happened a few times (Hiroshima)</li></ul>E=mc2 of disasters<br />
  19. 19. Coordination<br />
  20. 20. Cluster Approach<br />
  21. 21. Information Management<br />
  22. 22. OneResponse<br />
  23. 23. Beyond Capacity<br />
  24. 24. We cannot ignore the fact that disasters are by their nature political events - they trigger intense discussions over “who gets what” from government.<br />Disaster Politics<br />
  25. 25. “People who are alive after a disaster are not ‘victims,’ they are ‘survivors,’ with the ability and resources to respond to and recover from disasters.” Craig Fugate, FEMA Director<br />Disaster Recovery<br />
  26. 26. Knowledge Management<br />

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