The Sahana Foundation has been monitoring accessibility of critical servers in various countries in the Asia-Pacific region, noting that electricity and internet connectivity are essential for early warning dissemination.
The role of ICT at times of disaster and especially during the post-disaster search and rescue efforts are critical. The ICT sector in Bhutan still has significant strides to be made.
Mr. Puji Pujiono, Regional Adviser on Disaster Risk Reduction at UNESCAP, talks about e-resilience and sustainable development.
E-resilience refers to the ability of ICT systems to withstand, recover from and change in the face of an external disturbance such as a natural disaster. E-resilience is highly relevant to sustainable development.
The Centre for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR) in Almaty, Kazakhstan aims to develop cooperation in disaster risk reduction.