16 May 2010
Click here to access the recording of ICTs for Disaster Management, a high level panel discussion at WSIS 2010 on 12 May 2010. The Chairman of the ICT4Peace Foundation, Daniel Stauffacher, was a member of this panel. His presentation begins at 1 hour 8 minutes into the panel discussion. All the recordings from WSIS 2010 are available here.
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ICTs play a critical role in disaster predication, monitoring, and detection. ICT can save human lives through the timely dissemination of early warning alerts. In the immediate aftermath of disasters, ICT plays an important role to coordinate search and rescue operations, the supply of food, medicine and other essential services, and in providing critical information to the victims of disasters. Emergency Telecommunications play a critical role in the immediate aftermath of disasters by ensuring timely flow of vital information which is much needed by government agencies, and other humanitarian actors that are involved in rescue operations and providing medical assistance to the injured.
Moderator: Dr. Cosmas Zavazava, Emergency Telecommunications- Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunications Union
Opening Remarks: Mr. Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, Director of Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU