The module is designed to promote a framework for matching available technology with disaster risk management processes, and to provide examples of a range of ICT applications already implemented in different places in Asia. These examples will be presented as case studies on ICT for disaster mitigation, disaster preparedness, response and relief, and recovery and reconstruction. DRR will also be presented as the over-arching approach in disaster risk management, that informs the process with the nature and location of risk. The key message of the module is that disaster risk management has information needs that can be provided faster or more effectively by specific technology.
||Introduction to Disaster Risk Management
||Information Needs in Disaster Situations
||ICT for Disaster Mitigation
||ICT for Disaster Preparedness
||ICT for Disaster Response and Relief
||ICT for Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction
||Building Regional and International Networks
The module aims to:
- Define disaster, hazard, risk, elements at risk, vulnerability, capacity, response, relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction, mitigation, preparedness and prevention;
- Understand ICT needs in Disaster Risk Management.
After working on this module, readers should be able to:
- Identify and describe the major activities in DRM (mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery);
- Identify some of the information challenges in DRM;
- Apply some of the ICT applications; and
- Discuss the usefulness of ICT applications for DRM.
- Understand ICT needs in disaster risk management