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Information and communication technology for disaster risk management in Japan: How digital solutions are leveraged to increase resilience through improving early warnings and disaster information sharing
This report highlights the application of information and communication technology for disaster risk management in two specific areas: Early Warning System and Disaster Information Management System. The analysis of eight Japanese case studies of information and communication technology solutions for disaster risk management across various sectors, hazards, and levels of governance gives insight into their development, selection process and enabling environments, and provides case-specific lessons and recommendations.
This report is intended as a reference tool for global disaster risk management practitioners seeking to develop an enabling environment for applying information and communication technology solutions toward resilience. The lessons learned from the Japanese case studies are intended to support practitioners and decision-makers in other countries to envision and explore ways to better leverage information and communication technology to strengthen resilience.
While valuable information can be extracted from the analysis, each case is contextualized within its particular social, political and environmental framework: these recommendations should be adapted to local needs and capacities