Date: 
04 December 2018 - 10:00 am GMT to 06 December 2018 - 6:30 pm GMT
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Location: 
Roseau, Dominica
Event Type: 
Workshop

Multi-stakeholder Forum on the Role of Telecommunication/ICTs for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction for the Caribbean Islands 

Location: Roseau, Dominica

Date: 4-6 December 2018

Background: 

The Multi-stakeholder Forum on the Role of Telecommunication/ICTs for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction for the Caribbean Islands will take place from 5th – 7th December 2018 in Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica. The workshop is organized by Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with, and supported by, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

The workshop objectives include:

  • Stimulate awareness in paving the way for enhancing the use of ICTs for disaster management in the region.
  • Address key questions related to the best use of ICTs for disaster risk reduction and management.
  • Served as a platform to exchange new experiences and best practices in the use of modern technologies for monitoring and early warning.
  • Provided an opportunity for policy makers and other participants to debate and adopt concrete strategies on how information and communication technologies support disaster risk reduction and management activities, contributing this way to the implementation of the Sendai Framework and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

More details including the detailed agenda are available on the ITU website here