This study question gives the opportunity to all Member States and Sector Members to contribute through interactive discussions to elaborate a report which focuses on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for disaster response and recovery.
The previous studies have been able to establish a baseline of information about country experiences, plans, tools, stakeholders and policies for disaster preparedness, mitigation and risk reduction, with guidelines for drills and exercises, policy guidelines, technologies related to disaster communications, etc. It will be possible for countries to incorporate these in their National Emergency Telecommunication Plans (NETP) so as to utilize the knowledge gained by exchange of information and best practices amongst the various countries. Based on this, the focus of the study question for the year 2022-2025 will be on disaster response and recovery, as telecommunications/ICTs can help in ensuring effective response and in recovery from the disasters.
Additionally, throughout the study period, Question 3/1 welcomes contributions on new technologies, systems and applications for disaster communications and management for mitigation, preparedness, risk reduction, response and recovery, as well as considerations to support implementation. The focus will be on both technology examples and deployment case studies of new and emerging systems and applications for disaster communications and response.
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