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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. .

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New technologies and disaster information resources

New technologies and disaster information resources

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

February 2003


Why this module
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.


New technologies and disaster information resources1

New technologies and disaster information resources

Part 1. The impact on disaster managers


Can we agree that

The train is leaving the station …. All aboard!

Can we agree that . . . ?

  • The Internet is not simply a passing fancy . . .

  • It has changed, and will continue to change, the way we work.



The progression of internet use in disaster management in the americas
The progression of Internet use in disaster management in the Americas

The first projects exclusively designed to promote a culture of Internet use.

1995


Objetives
Objetives the Americas

  • Improve horizontal comunication.

  • Provide local access to global sources of information.


Obstacles
Obstacles the Americas

  • Political and regulatory monopolies

  • Lack of telephone lines and equipment

  • Much-needed support and hand-holding

  • The issue of language


Listservs and the WWW the Americas

1995

1996


  • Discussion group among Caribbean disaster managers the [email protected]

  • Internet e-mail distribution list [email protected]@paho.org


Internet Meeting the AmericasBogota, Colombia

1995

1996

1997


Where recommendations included
Where recommendations included …. the Americas

  • Allowing unfettered exchange of information

  • Including the topic on conference agendas!

  • Closing the gap between the “haves” and “have-nots”


Hurricanes Georges and Mitch the Americas

1995

1996

1997

1998


Hurricanes georges and mitch were the first internet intensive disasters
Hurricanes Georges and Mitch were the first the AmericasInternet-intensive disasters


1995 the Americas

1996

1997

1998

1999

Venezuela


Information-based decision making the Americas

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000



The climate during disasters

On the negative side the Americas

More political than medical

Competitive rather than collaborative

More emotional than pragmatic

The climate during disasters

On the plus side

  • Solidarity

  • Anything is possible!


Where are we headed

Where are we headed? the Americas

The democratization of information


Twenty years ago

INFORMATION the Americas

Twenty years ago . . .

  • Whoever had the information had power !


Today
Today . . . the Americas

  • Power lies in disseminating information

The affected country

Mass media

Donors

The public


Twenty years ago1
Twenty years ago . . . the Americas

  • Usually, information originated from one single source


Today1
Today . . . the Americas

  • Information comes from all over !


In summary

In summary . . . the Americas


Source: Internet World Stats, 2003




Why don t we make more use of available information
Why don’t we make more use of available information? 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



We used to talk about the information have nots
We used to talk about the information “have-nots” . . . the Americas

” N ow we talk about the information “can nots”


In summary1
In summary . . . the Americas

  • The digital divide is closing

  • Use of the Internet in disaster management contributes to transparency


In summary2
In summary . . . the Americas

  • The digital divide is closing

  • Use of the Internet in disaster management contributes to transparency

  • Those who adopt a non-restrictive, open policy regarding Internet communication and dissemination of information will have the last word!


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