Disaster Management

The impact of disasters stemming from natural hazards could worsen in the years ahead, with more frequent, intense events devastating people’s lives and livelihoods. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been widely touted as a tool for countries to manage and respond...
  • 7 July 2021
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  • 22 April 2021
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As the realities of climate change take hold across the planet, the risks of natural hazards and disasters are becoming ever more familiar. Meteorologists, aiming to protect increasingly populous countries and communities, are tapping into artificial intelligence (AI) to get...
  • 24 March 2021
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1 February 2021 / Disaster Management
The use of artificial intelligence holds promise in helping avert, mitigate and manage disasters by analyzing swaths of data, but more efforts are required to ensure that technologies are deployed in a responsible, equitable manner. According to UNDDR, about 1.2 million...
  • 1 February 2021
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20 October 2020 / Disaster Management
Natural and human-made disasters upend lives and livelihoods around the world on a recurring basis. In a disaster, smart, timely decisions are needed to avert, mitigate and manage all kinds of risks. In this respect, the use of artificial intelligence...
  • 20 October 2020
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7 March 2019 / Disaster Management
At this year’s Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications (GET-2019) in Balaclava, Mauritius, I presented a new ITU study on how disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Big Data, robotics and drones can be used for effective disaster management....
  • 7 March 2019
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17 November 2017 / Disaster Management, Food, Health
So far this year, thirteen storms have ravaged the Caribbean, leaving millions of people without access to food, water, and shelter. When disasters strike, access to accurate information and a capacity to act quickly is critical for humanitarian organisations to...
  • 17 November 2017
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