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 PRESENTATIONS

Day One: Tuesday 12th December 2006

Session: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

 

Opening Ceremony
  • Mr. Kim Hak-Su, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP 

  • Dr. Eun-Ju KIM, Head, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  • Mr. Sue Lo-Utai, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Thailand

SESSION 1
DISASTER MANAGEMENT TODAY

The first session will reiterate the costs of disasters and will highlight an importance of disaster management and role of ICT, international strategies aiming for disaster management, and some financial mechanisms supporting disaster management in general, and particularly in disaster communications, for countries in Asia and the Pacific.

 

SESSION 2
COUNTRY INITIATIVES ON ICT FOR DISASTER COMMUNICATIONS (1)

The session will look at activities and initiatives related to disaster communications and early warning systems in each of the participating countries. It will seek to answer questions such as:

  • What are the existing communication systems are in use for emergency services and/or being developed in individual countries?
  • What are policies, regulatory and legislative issues to be addressed at national level?

 

 

Session: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

Day Two: Wednesday 13th December 2006

SESSION 3
DISASTER COMMUNICATIONS IN PACIFIC ISLANDS COUNTRIES

The session will focus on activities and initiatives related to disaster communications and early warning systems particularly in countries of the Pacific Islands.

 

  • PITA Disaster & Satellite communications
    [ Presentation - Country Paper ]                                                                          
    Mr. Richard MISECH, Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA)

  • Pacific issues in disaster communications
    Mr. John Budden, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)

  • Samoa country report
    Mr. Leuelu Setu, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

  • Fiji country report
    [ Presentation - Country Paper
    Mr. Tevita Kabakoro ROKOBARO, Ministry of Information and Communications

  • Nauru country report
    [ Presentation - Country Paper
                                                                              Mr. Criden Appi, CEO, Rontel Corporation

  • Summary & Open Discussion of Recommendations

 

SESSION 4
ROLES OF PRIVATE SECTOR AND NGOS

The session will focus on the role of private telecom/service providers and their telecom services in disaster mitigation and relief operations. Various telecommunication technologies applicable for disaster-related activities will be presented.

 

SESSION 5
ROLES OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The session will focus on assistance, services provided by international organizations and how telecommunications/ICT can be used effectively in disaster warning and relief operations.

 

Session: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

Day Three: Thursday 14th December 2006

SESSION 6
PUBLIC COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

A public network here refers to that which ordinary citizens have access toTechnologies and telecommunication standards for public communication networks such as call preference schemes, mobile telephony, Internet will be key topics in this session.

 

SESSION 7
SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS FOR EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES

The session will focus on existing international satellite communication systems and applications offering real potential for the establishment of a reliable and flexible network devoted to disaster related communication services.

 

SESSION 8
PRIVATE NETWORKS AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS

The private network here refers to communications facilities available to specialized users like fire brigades, police, ambulances, utilities, emergency teams, civil protection, transport, government, ministries, and defence. The session will also touch on making data communications work effectively.

 

SESSION 9
BROADCASTING, OTHER OPTIONS AND CASE STUDIES

The session will talk about broadcasting, content, and other technologies or solutions which are potential for the use in disaster management. Case studies are also presented.

 

 

Working method and objectives of panel discussions

Chairman’s closing remarks

Session: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

Day Four: Friday 15th December 2006

SESSION 10
NATIONAL DISASTER COMMUNICATION PLANNING

This session will focus on trend of the policy and particularly the development of effective policy to facilitate telecommunication utilisation in disaster management life cycle.

 

SESSION 11: PANEL DISCUSSION
"Development Framework of a National Disaster Communications Plan and Regional Cooperation"

The panel will discuss and suggest a common framework for developing a national emergency telecommunications plan taking into consideration best practices, various recommendations, and the context of international treaties.

  • Need of establishment of a team?, Who should be involved and what should be included in the plan?, Legal, regulatory aspects of the plan?, What are existing best practices?
  • How to facilitate international assistance at the regional level?
  • What mechanism should be developed for better cooperation among countries in the ASP region?
  • SESSION 12: PANEL DISCUSSION
    "Requirements and Options for Disaster Communications"

    The discussion aims at addressing the following questions and defining the requirements for emergency telecommunications as well as identifying possible solutions/features of technologies to be used for emergency telecommunications.

  • What needs to be done to ensure interoperability between communication systems dedicated to emergency services and the public networks?
  • How should the existing public network infrastructures be utilized in an emergency situation?
  • To what extent should public networks be used for emergency services?
  • What advanced features or technologies should be adopted to enhance existing public network infrastructure
  • What are the recent technological changes that could be added to legacy telecommunications networks to reduce vulnerability?
  • SESSION 13:
    CLOSING SESSION

    Session: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

     

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