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1 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 20 November 2009 Interagency cooperation proposal Collaborative building disaster risk management communication capacities in Asia and the Pacific Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD) ESCAP

2 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Disaster communication function needs Prior to disaster –Disseminating early warning Siren/loudspeaker; Data network; Voice/short message broadcast; TV/radio broadcast Private network; Cellular and satellite mobile; Fixed Phone/Fax; Internet; Amateur radio Approaching of major disasters –Evacuation guidance Siren/loudspeaker; Voice/short message broadcast; TV/radio broadcast Fixed, cellular & satellite phones; Private network; Amateur radio

3 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Function needs Within first 3 hours –Reporting to relevant authorities Phone; Fax; Short message Fixed, cellular and satellite phone; Amateur radio –Among authorities and supporting organizations Phone; Fax; Short message; Data network Fixed, cellular and satellite phone; private network; Internet Within first 24 hours –Monitoring and warning of secondary disasters Data network; Short message and voice broadcast through phone systems; Siren/loudspeaker Cellular and satellite mobile; Private network; Internet

4 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Function needs Within first 24 hours –Field news gathering and reporting High rate data for TV & pictures; Lower rate for voice & text Private network; Phone/Fax; Internet; Satellite data Beyond 24 hours – Among field teams & local coordinators – Among field team members Voice; Short message Cellular & satellite mobile; Citizen band (CB) radio; Walkie-talkie; Satellite short message service

5 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Function needs Beyond 24 hours – Among government authorities, international organizations & international field teams Voice/Fax; Data; Networking; Fixed, cellular and satellite phone; Private network; Internet – Communication of victims with their family members Voice; Short message; Fixed, cellular & satellite phone; Internet

6 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Major conclusion of analysis Satellite mobile –Most effective for rapid deployment after disasters –Reporting disasters to relevant authorities –Receiving early warning Cellular mobile base stations –Local mobile service is mostly needed for field teams –Be resilient to continue or to rapid restore services –Connection to outside: satellite as back-up

7 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Major conclusion of analysis Broadband –Support networking, cellular mobile, video/audio conferencing, tele-medicine, Wi-Fi –Private networks consider through IP platform –Satellite as a major way Cellular & satellite network congestions –Allocate more bandwidth –Expand cellular mobile larger handling capacity Cross-boundary shipment of telecommunication equipment procedure be arranged in advance

8 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand When Governments are responsible to build such capacities, it is not cost-efficient for building standby capacities that are expected be rarely used Collaborative Building of Disaster Stand-By Communication Capacities Advanced distribution of satellite mobile handsets to community level Collaborative satcom stand-by mechanism

9 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Advanced distribution of satellite mobile handsets to communities Handsets to be distributed to identified communities prone to major destructive disasters Handsets to be operated by trained persons responsible for disaster risk management –Reporting disaster to authorities –Receiving disaster alert –Supporting early stage communications of response actions Maintain by the communities and check working conditions regularly

10 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Collaborative satcom stand-by capacities At regional or subregional level Based on available satcom services –Agree on sets of equipment for standby Satellite mobile handsets Satellite broadband terminals with WiFi / WiMAX access points Satellite cellular mobile terminals Capacity expansion packages for enhance cellular base stations handling capacity Movable cellular mobile base stations And other rapid deployable communication equipment

11 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Collaborative satcom stand-by capacities Technical, institutional and financial arrangement –Agreeing on sets of standby equipment –Agreed standby service providers –Service & maintenance standards –National operators and responsible users –Charging policies –Activation & delivery procedures Request, assessment, approval, international and local transportation, custom clearance and etc. –Sustainable financial arrangement

12 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Multi stakeholder approach National stakeholders –Disaster management authorities –Telecom authorities & service providers –Emergency response agencies –Community leaders Satellite operators and equipment venders –Thuraya, Inmarsat, Thaicom, Motorola expressed interest United Nations entities –ESCA, ITU, APT, OCHA, ISDR, UNOPS, –Other humanitarian assistance organizations

13 13th Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on ICT, 20 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Public-Private Partnership Market demonstrated cost-efficient technologies and services Established service networks Marginalized profit

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