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11/24/2014 - 14:51

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Shyan Kirat Rai


This module provides government officials and policymaker with an overview of disaster risk management (DRM), presents an approach for identifying information needs in DRM, and then matching the needs with ICT. The module also describes and provides examples of existing ICT applications for DRM and discusses benefits and barriers for utilizing ICT in DRM.

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is a leading regional resource centre
working towards the realization of disaster reduction for safer communities and sustainable
development in Asia and the Pacific. Its mission is: “To reduce the impact of disasters on
communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by raising awareness, helping to establish
and strengthen sustainable institutional mechanisms, enhancing knowledge and skills, and
facilitating the exchange of information, experience and expertise.”