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Workshop on technological evolution, ICT exercises and disaster management drills

​Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 09:30 – 12:30 and 14:30 – 15:45 (Room H)

The session on disaster drills and emerging technologies on disaster management was held at ITU Headquarters (ITU Montbrillant building, Room H) in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday, 3 October 2018, from 09:30-12:30 and from 14:30-15:45. This workshop was preceded by the ITU-D Study Group 2 Question 5/2 meeting dedicated to “Utilizing telecommunications/ICTs for disaster risk reduction and management" that took place on Wednesday 2 October 2018 from 14:30-17:30.  

This workshop aimed to share experiences and knowledge accumulated over years on effective disaster drills, use of emergency telecommunication systems, and other means to improve preparedness and resiliency with and among ITU-D members. Additionally, information on the availability and usage of emerging technologies in disaster management was highlighted and shared. The discussions in the workshop sessions have assisted in gathering and documenting important information for the preparation of the annual progress report of Study Question Q5/2.

The scope of these workshop sessions were focused on the use of ICTs in disaster drills for better preparedness. The outcomes in this workshop were lessons learned and best practices on emergency communications drills and exercises, and on the use of emerging technologies for disaster management.


​09:30 - 09:40

Welcome and setting the scene

​09:40 - 11:00

Session 1: Experiences of Disaster Drills by using Emergency Telecommunication Systems

Moderator:  Mr Hideo Imanaka, Vice-Rapporteur of Question 5/2, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) (Japan)

​11:00 - 11:15

Coffee/tea break

​11:15 - 12:30

Session 2: Emerging technologies on disaster management

Moderator: Mr Abdulkarim Ayopo Oloyede, Vice-Rapporteur for Question 5/2, Federal Ministry of Communications, Nigeria

​12:30 - 14:30

Lunch break

​14:30 - 15:30

Session 3: Disaster Management and Drills by using ICTs

​Moderator: Mr Joseph Burton, Co-Rapporteur for Question 5/2, Cyber and International Communications and I​​nformation Policy (CIP), United States 

​15:30 - 15:45

Wrap-up and closing