Presentation on theme: "New technologies and disaster information resources Ocho Rios, Jamaica February 2003."— Presentation transcript:
New technologies and disaster information resources Ocho Rios, Jamaica February 2003
Why this module? Understand why and how disaster managers can integrate the use of the Internet and other technologies into their information and communications strategies.
Objetives Learn about the impact of new information technologies on our everyday work. Promote a culture of efficient use of information services. Evaluate what gives value added to disaster information. Participate in a practical exercise to create and promote information in electronic format.
New technologies and disaster information resources Part 1. The impact on disaster managers
Can we agree that... ? The Internet is not simply a passing fancy... It has changed, and will continue to change, the way we work. The train is leaving the station …. All aboard!
Discussion group among Caribbean disaster managers firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Internet e-mail distribution list firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
... Time is our scarcest resource! Why dont we make more use of available information? Today, information is not our scarcest resource...
Too little time + Too much information = expectations that cannot be met
Unmet expectations = LOST TIME Lost time = LOST CLIENTS
We used to talk about the information have-nots... N ow we talk about the information can nots
In summary... The digital divide is closing Use of the Internet in disaster management contributes to transparency
In summary... The digital divide is closing Use of the Internet in disaster management contributes to transparency Those who adopt a non-restrictive, open policy regarding Internet communication and dissemination of information will have the last word!