ORGANIZER(S): International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 30 Jun 2013 (tentative) Location: Switzerland (Geneva)
The competition aims to identify projects with demonstrable potential to make a real impact in the field of one of six Global Challenges addressing world developmental issues. These challenges have been defined with input from industry, UN agencies and sector experts. They reflect both the reality of increasing convergence between technology and vertical sectors, and ITU’s ongoing commitment to harnessing the power of ICTs for socio-economic development.
There are 6 challenges for 2013 including one to "Improve natural disaster prediction and response" - Predicting natural disasters is vital to ensure correct preparations and an adequate response. How can ICTs improve current prediction systems and first responder communication systems?
Deadline for entries/application 30 June 2013.
Event website: http://world2013.itu.int/participate/challenges/
Short URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/go/33745