ICTD case study, issue 2:
This book discusses the ways in which information and communication technology (ICT) has positively impacted the various phases of disaster management. It aims to present a useful resource for compiling and disseminating best practices in ICT for development for the reference of a range of stakeholders including government agencies, international organizations, academia, non-governmental entities and the private sector.
Noting the use of ICT during and in the immediate aftermath of disasters like the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and most recently the Haiti Earthquake, the case studies examine the important role ICTs play in disaster preparedness, response and mitigation, and share the lessons learned by those disaster management practitioners who have deployed ICT in response to disasters in countries like Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka, and Haiti.
Its content includes:
1. The Bangladesh Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme and ICTs
2. Integrated Information and Communication System for Emergency Management in Bangladesh
3. Space Technology Application for Disaster Management in China
4. Reaching the Last Mile through Community-based Disaster Risk Management: A Case Study from Sri Lanka
5. The Sahana Free and Open Source Disaster Management System in Haiti
6. Establishing and Institutionalizing Disaster Loss Databases: Experience from UNDP
7. SEA-EAT Blog