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LIRNEasia at ITU Asia-Pacific Workshop on Use of ICTs in Response to Disasters

LIRNEasia’s Nuwan Waidyanatha will be making a presentation on ‘Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)’ at the ‘ITU Asia-Pacific Centres of Excellence Training/Workshop on Effective Use of Telecommunications/ICTs in Response to Disasters: Saving Lives, to be held on 24-28 November, 2008, in Kedah, Malaysia.

The Training Workshop will focus on concepts and hands-on training on various technologies and
applications that are suitable for deployment and aimed at facilitating rescue and relief
operations in emergencies, especially in the aftermath of a disaster. The stated aims of the workshop are to:

  • create awareness and demonstrate telecommunication technology options, facilities
    and services applicable for use in response to disasters or emergencies especially in
    disaster relief operations;
  • provide practical experience to participants in using the telecommunication/ICT
    facilities and services during these operations;
  • strengthen partnerships in disaster relief among international agencies/organizations,
    NGOs, industry, and governments as well as encourage roles of public sector or NGOs
  • identify issues and challenges in countries in order to find ways to overcome them.

This workshop is organized jointly by the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the ITU, Universiti Utara Malaysia (ITU CoE ASP UUM), the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications (MEWC), Malaysia and sponsored by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), Government of Australia.

A draft version of the agenda is available here.

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