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Disaster Preparedness and Response

Course Description
Research into the role that mobile networks play in disaster response highlights the importance of providing access to critical communication and information for affected populations, as well as providing communication between these communities, humanitarian agencies and the international community. Recent emergencies, such as the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015, highlight the increasingly important role mobile plays during times of crisis.

As mobile communication becomes ever more critical to the success of disaster response efforts, and as the ecosystem becomes more complex, there is a need for policymakers and regulators to better understand how they can support the benefits that mobile communication delivers during emergencies.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand how the inclusion of mobile in disaster response plans can help save lives and speed up recovery time during emergencies.
2.Consider how aid is becoming increasingly digitized and the role mobile can play in this new environment of digitized aid.
3. Learn how improved coordination between mobile operators, governments, regulatory authorities and the humanitarian response community is critical during times of crisis.
4. Discover how regulators around the world are adopting flexible approaches to policy during emergencies to positively impact response efforts.



Course Vitals


Washington, DC

Training Dates
Oct 26, 2017

Suggested Course Sequence
Emergency Communications




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