New technologies and disaster information resources. Ocho Rios, Jamaica February 2003. Why this module?. Understand why and how disaster managers can integrate the use of the Internet and other technologies into their information and communications strategies. .
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Part 1. The impact on disaster managers
The first projects exclusively designed to promote a culture of Internet use.
Listservs and the WWW the Americas
Internet Meeting the AmericasBogota, Colombia
Hurricanes Georges and Mitch the Americas
1995 the Americas
Information-based decision making the Americas
C H A O S !
On the negative side the Americas
More political than medical
Competitive rather than collaborative
More emotional than pragmaticThe climate during disasters
On the plus side
The democratization of information
INFORMATION the AmericasTwenty years ago . . .
The affected country
Source: Internet World Stats, 2003
The Internet is used for many purposes... the Americas
Today, information is not our scarcest resource . . .
. . . Time is our scarcest resource!
Too little the Americas time + Too much information
expectations thatcannot be met
” N ow we talk about the information “can nots”