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ITU Multi-stakeholder Forum on the Role of Telecommunications/ICT

in Disaster Management

Bogota, Colombia, 24-26 July 2012  

Venue :

Hotel Marriott Bogotá
Av. El Dorado # 69b – 53
Tel.         (57) 1 485 1111
Fax.        (57) 1 485 1112
Bogotá / Colombia
Site:       www.marriott.com/bogmc

Programme

 
Day One, Tuesday 24 July 2012
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:00 Opening Ceremony

  • Hon.E. Mr. Diego Molano, Minister, Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies
    [ Biography ]

  • Dr. Cosmas Zavazava , Chief of Department, Project Support and Knowledge Management, ITU/BDT
    [ Biography ]

  • Hon.E. Mr. Angelino Garzón, Vicepresident of Colombia

  • Mr. Carlos Ivan Marquez, Director General, Disaster Risk Management Office, Colombia
    [Biography]
10:00 - 10:15 Group Photo
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break
SESSION 1
OVERVIEW OF THE LINK BETWEEN DISASTERS AND INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

The first session will look at the role of telecommunications/ICT in disaster mitigation, in the face of
increasing disasters. It will also look at the threat caused by disasters to the development agenda and
plans.
10:30 - 12:30
  • Role of Telecommunications/ICT in Disaster Management
    Dr. Cosmas Zavazava
    , Chief of Department, Project Support and Knowledge Management, ITU/BDT
    [ Biography| Presentation]

  • Application of Geospatial Technologies for floods Monitoring in Colombia, Dr. Elena Posada
    Dr. Elena Posada, Chief (a.i) Investigation and Development Center on Geographical Information, Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi, IGAC
    [ Biography| Presentation]

  • Use of information technologies for emergency monitoring
    Mr. Jeffrey Villaveces, Deputy of Geological Hazards, Instituto Colombiano de Geologia y Minieria, INGEOMINAS,
    [ Biography ]

 

  • Discussions
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
SESSION 2
COUNTRY EXPERIENCES

This session will focus on how different Information and Communication Technologies can be used in
all stages of Disaster Management, lessons learned from different countries
14:00 - 15:45
  • ICTs for Disaster Management
    Mr. Edva Altemar, Head of Licences Management and International Relations, CONATEL, Haiti
    [Biography]

  • Spanish experience on the implementation of the European Emergency Number 112
    Dr. Manuel Abeijón García, Advisor, Network and Operations Department, Ministry of Telecommunications, Spain
    [Biography]

15:45 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30
  • ICT in Disaster Management: Perspectives from U.S. Regulator
    Mr. Thomas Sullivan, Chief of Staff, Federal Communications Commission, FCC, USA
    [Biography| Presentation]

  • Discussions
18:00 Cocktail Reception
Day two, Wednesday, 25 July 2012
SESSION 3
NATIONAL AGENCIES FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN COLOMBIA

This session will focus on debating the challenges by national stakeholders in using
telecommunications/ICT resources for disaster relief. It will look at technological, policy, and regulatory
issues
09:00 - 10:45
  • Telecommunications/ICT, an associate in Disaster Risk Management
    Mr. Carlos Ivan Marquez, Director General, Disaster Risk Management Office, Colombia
    [Biography]

  • Strengthening of ICT for Disasters Situations
    Mr. Miguel Felipe Anzola, Director, Department of Communication, Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies, Colombia
    [Biography| Presentation]

  • Telecommunications in humanitarian actions from the perspective of the Colombian Red Cross
    Mr. Walter Cotte, Chief Executive, Red Cross, Colombia
    [Biography | Presentation]
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30
  • Telecommunications used as a prevention tool: before, during and after la Nina Phenomena
    Mr. Ricardo Lozano, Director General, Instituto Colombiano de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales, IDEAM
    [Biography | Presentation]

  • Telecommunications Infraestructure of Civil Defense
    Mr. Yamid Sierra, Engineer Telecommunications Unit, Civil Defence, Colombia
    [Biography| Presentation]

  • Experiences in the use of ICTs for emergency response
    Mr. Euclides Mancipe Tabares, Fire fighters Department, Colombia
    [Biography| Presentation]

 

  • Discussions
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
SESSION 4
LEGAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS IN EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS

This session will focus on the legal and organizational frameworks for disaster management, look at
the role of telecommunication regulation, and discuss policy issues related to effective deployment of
telecommunications/ICT for disaster management
14:00 - 15:45
  • International Legal Framework
    Ms. Maritza Delgado, Programme Officer, ITU/BDT
    [ Biography| Presentation]

  • Legal Framework of the Emergency Telecommunications System in Peru
    Ms. Patricia Carreno Ferré, Director General, Regulation and International Affairs of Communications Bureau, Ministry of Transports and Communications, Peru
    [ Biography | Presentation | Video]

  • Regulatory aspects in the appropriation of ICTs in Disaster Management
    Mr. Carlos Andrés Rebellon Villán, Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies, Colombia
    [ Biography| Presentation]

15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30
  • Telecommunications Management in Disaster Situations: El Salvador
    Mr. Félix Amílcar Herrera, Telecommunications Department Engineer, General Superintendence of Electricity and Telecommunications, SIGET, El Salvador
    [ Biography| Presentation]

  • Emergency Telecommunication Plans
    Dr. Cosmas Zavazava, Chief of Department, Project Support and Knowledge Management, ITU/BDT
    [ Biography| Presentation]

 

  • Discussions
Day three, Thursday, 26 July 2012
SESSION 5
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND NGOS IN DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS

The session will focus on coordination of international response, assistance, services provided by
international organizations and NGOs. It will also focus on how telecommunications/ICT can be used
effectively in disaster warning and relief operations.
9:00 - 10:45
  • Radiocommunications Role in Disaster Management
    Ms.Sujiva Pinnagoda, Radiocommunication Engineer/Systems Analyst, ITU/BR
    [ Biography| Presentation|Word]

  • Standardization Activities on Disaster Management Related to Telecommunications
    Dr. Bruce Gracie, Chairman of the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG)
    [ Biography| Presentation]

  • The Amateur Radio and Emergency Telecommunications
    Mr. Ramón Santoyo, Region 2 Secretary, International Amateur Radio Union, IARU
    [ Biography| Presentation]

  • Risk Management of Geological Hazards and its relation with Information and Communication Technologies, Colombia experiences
    Dr. Martha Calvache, Deputy of Geological Hazards, Instituto Colombiano de Geología y Minería, INGEOMINAS
    [ Biography]

 

  • Discussions
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
SESSION 6
ICT PRIVATE SECTOR IN ACTION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

This session will look at the key role that private telecommunication providers and their telecom services
play in disaster mitigation, response and relief operations.
11:00 - 12:30
  • Introduction to NEC's Disaster Management Solution and Lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake
    Mr. Susumu Tanaka, Chief Manager, Social Systems Operations Unit, NEC Corporation, Japan.
    [ Biography| Presentation]

  • Satellite Communications for Disaster Mitigation, Response and Relief
    Kelly O'Keefe, Director, International Public Policy Access Partnership, Iridium
    [Biography| Presentation]

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30
  • Communications for Disasters and Emergency Response, Satellite Services Inmarsat
    Ms. Alejandra Ornes, Senior Director, International Regulatory, Inmarsat
    [ Biography| Presentation]

  • Dr. Rodrigo Lara Restrepo, Director General, Asociation of Mobile Industry in Colombia, ASOMOVIL,
    [ Biography| Presentation]

 

  • Discussions
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
SESSION 7
ACTION PLAN ON EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS

The session will focus on measures that each of the participating countries will take to disseminate the
importance of ICTs on disaster management
15:45 - 17:00

Chairman:

  • Ms. Maria Carolina Hoyos Turbay, Vice minister, Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies
    [ Biography]

  • Plenary Discussion on the Action Plan

17:00 - 17:30 Closing Remarks
  • Dr. Cosmas Zavazava, Chief of Department, Project Support and Knowledge Management, ITU/BDT
    [ Biography]

  • Ms. Maria Carolina Hoyos Turbay,Vice minister, Ministry of  Information and Communication Technologies, Colombia
    [ Biography]

End of Forum