7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Digital Brigade's of the ICT Ministry will conduct a simulation of earthquake with the participation
of the School of Engineering, Militar University of Nueva Granada. This
exercise aims to involve communities in digital volunteers in order to use the
technology for the relief agencies responsible for dealing with natural
disasters in the country.
The idea of bringing an earthquake simulation was born
into the mastery of risk management of the Nueva Granada Military University.
Once the ICT Ministry met this unique initiative in the country, joined the
squad through the “Redsalvavidas de la Brigada Digital”, a volunteer group
whose purpose is to demonstrate that ICT also save lives.
The aim is to advance a simulation of an
"earthquake" that would fictitious centered in the university area of
the city of Manizales. Digital Volunteers, 42 in total, grouped into twitter
and mappers in the country, will be connected with the “crisis room” of the
Nueva Granada Military University and through its technological tools
facilitate the work of institutions responsible for dealing with disasters such
The fictional exercise
intended several reports to advance the public perception of the earthquake
through various reports supplied by the twitter notionally exercise
participants, who represent the Manizales affected by the earthquake of course.
The event will simulate the actions to be brought
forward during the first four days after the earthquake. Between 7:00 a.m. and
11:00 a.m. will develop the analysis of what is known as “EDAN”, the Damage
Assessment and Needs Analysis of the community, allegedly affected during the
first day of natural phenomenon, and between 11:00 am and 2:00 p.m. the work will
focus on actions to be brought forward in the three remaining days of the
This exercise aims to involve technology in the service of
natural phenomena that occur in the country and offer alternatives supported by
tools like Twitter and digital maps.
(Source: Mintic - Colombia)