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Second Multi-stakeholder Forum on the Role of Telecommunications/ICT in Disaster Management for the Americas Region, 29-31 August 2017

 

BACKGROUND

The Second Multi-stakeholder Forum on the Role of Telecommunications/ICT in Disaster Management, is jointly organized by the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) and the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MINTIC) of Colombia.  The event will take place from 29 to 31 August 2017, in Bogotá, Colombia. 

The Second Multi-stakeholder Forum on the Role of Telecommunications/ICT in Disaster Management builds on the first Multi-stakeholder Forum that took place in Bogotá, Colombia from 24 to 26 July 2012, which aimed at paving the way for enhancing the use of ICTs for disaster management in the region. The 2017 Forum includes different session addressing key questions related to the best use of ICTs for disaster risk reduction and management as well to serve as a platform to exchange new experiences and best practices in the use of modern technologies for monitoring and early warning. It will also provide an opportunity for policy makers and other participants to debate and adopt concrete strategies on how information and communication technologies support disaster risk reduction and management activities, contributing this way to the implementation of the Sendai Framework and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

PARTICIPANTS

The Forum will be attended by heads of the telecommunication regulatory authorities, executive directors of private sector entities, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations and other high-level participants from humanitarian organizations, regional disaster management organizations, academic institutions and media. 

REGISTRATION

Registration for this forum is now open. Please complete the online registration form.

Presentations


Presentations will be available soon.