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1 The Impact of the Internet and Communication Technologies on the activities of CARDIN Presented by Beverley Lashley Project Coordinator, CARDIN at the International Course on Development and Disasters February 10 –21, 2003

2 Internet Not just the WWW but includes:   ftp  Telnet  www  Voice and text based chat Global collection of computer networks connected by protocols (forms of communication between computers) which makes it possible for users anywhere to communicate with or use the services located elsewhere

3 Usage of  Discussion lists  listservs  mailing lists  newsgroups

4 Communication Technologies Voice mail Teleconferencing Television Geographic Information Systems Remote Sensing Imagery Satellite Communication

5 The Caribbean Disaster Information Network (CARDIN) Established to provide linkages with Caribbean disaster organizations, and to ensure improved access to such information

6  CDERA - Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Response Agency  CLAMED - Centro Latin Americano de Medicine de Desastres  CRID - Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America & the Caribbean  ISDR - The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction  IFCR - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies  PAHO - Pan American Health Organization  UAG - Université Antilles Guyane  UWI - University of the West Indies

7 Factors Affecting the New Technologies  The number of disaster managers and users who utilize these new technologies  Demand for the services and literacy of the users  Complicated nature of the internet and communication technology

8 Impact of the Internet and Communication Technologies On CARDIN  Organizational Structure  Operations  Service Delivery

9 Structure of Organization

10 Operations  Online Database  Discussion Group  Training – Public Education Programme  Visibility Programme

11 Online Database  To develop a comprehensive database on disaster related information within the English, Spanish, Dutch and French speaking Caribbean.

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13 Discussion Groups Project Advisory Committee Caribbean Disaster Virtual Library

14 Training Public Education Programme Training Seminars Online Training - future projection

15 Visibility Programme Logo Design Competition Visibility Seminars

16 Service Delivery Online Caribbean Disaster Database Links to other Caribbean Disaster Agencies Directory of Caribbean disaster personnel Full text of documents prepared by CARDIN Updates of disaster activities within the region Links to full text databases and electronic journals

17 Conclusion  Improvement in the services of disaster managers  Assist in the organizing of Training Seminars  Reduces cost  Saves on travel time and time in general  Provides visibility for agencies  Improves the communication flow of transmitting and sharing working documents

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