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Twitter Chat on July 18th: ICTs in Disaster Management

By Jana Melpolder on July 11, 2014

Natural disasters hit communities around the world leaving paths of destruction that often take years to rebuild. ICTs are used to manage relief efforts, but how effective are they? Where can they improve in both warning individuals and handling post-disaster recovery?

Join the ICTworks community for our next Twitter chat that will address these important issues! We will be joined by Glen Burnett, the Director of US Operations for Practical Action, the American Red Cross, and possibly GSMA Disaster Response.

Twitter Chat: ICTs in Natural Disasters
July 18, 2014
9am – 10:30am PST (12 Noon – 1:30pm EST)

Join with the hashtag #ICTchat

Questions we will highlight:

1. What are effective ICTs that can be used as early warning systems?

2. What can be learned from past disaster management projects?

3. What ICT strategies should be used for long-term success in disaster recovery?

Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming #ICTchat Twitter Chat. Hope to see you online!


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Jana Melpolder worked for over two years as an editor for ICTworks. She is passionate about bringing human rights issues to the forefront through ICT in the developing world, and she has reported on development programs from several countries including Bolivia, Ghana, Thailand and India. Follow her on Twitter: @JanaMelpolder
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One Comment to “Twitter Chat on July 18th: ICTs in Disaster Management”

  1. Temechegn says:

    build the capacities of disaster management facilitators based on a model I propose below. In your context the Content Knowledge (CK) will be Disaster Management, the Pedagogical Knowledge (PK) will be the how to do/train/empower Disaster Management and the Technological Knowledge (TK) will be the strategies/best practices/potentials of ICT in bringing together CK and PK for effective and efficient management of disaster in a given context. My model, designed for the educational sector is available at: http://www.eng.unesco-iicba.org/sites/default/files/ICT-enhanced Teacher Development.pdf