Integration of Digital Technologies in Disaster Preparedness


The knowledge workshop on ”Integration of Digital Technologies in Disaster Preparedness”, hosted by Digital University Kerala and University of Southampton in association with UN Environment Programme and sponsored by British Council concluded at DUK campus on Friday. The 10-day workshop had experts from the fields of disaster management, science and technology, telecommunications and humanitarian services handling sessions on relevant topics. This included Paula Padrino Vilela of Disasters and Conflicts Branch, UNEP and Gabriel Nocito of Nobel Peace Prize winning organization, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières. Officials of various government agencies such as the police, the fire and rescue services and town planning people working in private sector related to disaster management and risk reduction attended the workshop.

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