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E-Resilience & Preparedness and Response

Preparedness is best manifested in the “readiness” of governments, organizations, communities and individuals to establish arrangements in advance, when required, to enable timely, effective and appropriate response to potential hazardous events or emerging disaster situations that might threaten society or the environment. Such readiness should be based on a sound analysis of disaster risks, activation of readiness measures such as contingency planning the stockpiling of equipment and supplies, arrangements for coordination and good linkages with early warning systems. ICT could play important roles in the development of ICT mechanisms and protocols for preparedness, the use of data and communication in contingencies, improvement of multi-hazard early warning system. Response, in the other hand, are actions taken directly before, during or immediately after a disaster in order to save lives, reduce health impacts, ensure public safety and meet the basic subsistence needs of the people affected. It is predominantly focused on immediate and short-term needs and is sometimes called disaster relief, and on achieving orderly transitions from response to sustained recovery. To this regard, ICT could help enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and timeliness of assessment, communication and coordination as well as emergency decision making, monitoring and reporting.

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