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Second Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference Session 1: The Last Mile, 13 May 2019, Geneva

​​​​​​​The Second Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC) Session 1: The "Last Mile", was co-organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). The session took place on 13 May 2019, at WMO Headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland​.​

Main objectives of the session

While considerable progress has been made both in terms of information and communication technology (ICT) access and use, and in advancing early warning systems (EWS), reaching vulnerable, marginal groups in societies continues to be an issue. This can be due to both difficulties in accessing or understanding alerts or to a lack of understanding on what actions to take once the alert is received. By focusing on the challenge of ensuring no-one is left behind, this session aimed at providing an overview of key issues that needed to be taken into account for effective EWS and the role that innovations in information and technology can play in ensuring timely delivery of information to all. These include:

Moderator

Keynote Speaker

Panellists​