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Role of Telecommunications/ ICT in Disaster Mitigation Alexandria , EGYPT, 14-17 April 2007. Dr. Cosmas L. Zavazava, PhD. HEAD, Emergency Telecommunications , Least Developed Countries, and Small Island Developing States.
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Dr. Cosmas L. Zavazava, PhD.
Least Developed Countries,
and Small Island Developing States
THE DESTRUCTIVE NATURE OF
Request information and provide
feedback on impact of disaster
Assistance delivery and implementation of telecommunications in developing countries
Telecommunication standardization- network and service aspects
Radiocommunicationstandardization and global radio spectrum management
191 Member States
700 Sector Members
100 Sector AssociatesABOUT ITU
Helping the World Communicate
ITU Deputy Secretary-General
Chairs Inter-Sectoral Group
On Emergency Telecoms
Coordinates all Sectors
at operational level
Raising awareness using ICTs
and building preventive
measures in projects
1. Risk assessment/ Analysis
(intensity + probability)
Early warning + temporary measures
2. Early Warning
- forecasting dissemination
- Provision of timely and
5. Risk Management
Policies, strategies + practices
aimed at disaster risk reduction
(Rec.E.106 Call Preference scheme)
broadcasting, maritime and
public safety signals
“Utilization of ICT for disaster management and active and passive space-based sensing systems as they apply to disaster prediction, detection and mitigation.”
“to take all practical steps for the application of the Tampere Convention.”
Help Establish Appropriate:
▪Deployment of Satellite terminals for telemedicine and voice (disaster relief) e.g. ▪Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Suriname, etc.
▪Post Disaster Network Damage Assessments e.g. ▪Indonesia, Maldives, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
▪Network Rehabilitation and GIS e.g. Indonesia
ROHDE & SCHWARZ
▪Air Transport operators
▪Regional Economic Groups
▪Satellite operators andLand Earth station operators
▪GIS/Remote sensing service providers
▪Radiocommunications Equipment Providers
STRATEGIES IN THE USE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS FOR DISASTER MITIGATION
The “Tampere Hall” in
Tampere Finland, where the
Treaty on Telecommunication
For Disaster Mitigation and Relief was signed on 18 June 1998.
Dr. COSMAS L. ZAVAZAVA
Tel: +41 22 730 5447