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Title: Two complementary mobile technologies for disaster risk reduction through warning
Authors: Samarajiva, Rohan
Waidyanatha, Nuwan
Keywords: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LOCAL PLANNING
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
SRI LANKA
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: LIRNEasia, Colombo, LK
Abstract: Disaster risk reduction is a core function of government. It is possible to significantly improve this government function using mobile application and leveraging the explosive diffusion of the technology even among the poor in developing countries. Coordination within government, including communication to first responders responsible for evacuation and localized warnings, and communication to mass media who serve a critical function in public warning, can be achieved through the use of an SMS engine supplemented as necessary by an informative and robust website. Cell broadcasting can serve as an extremely useful addition to the conventional public warning methods, especially in countries with significant mobile penetration.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/42356
Project Number: 103553
Project Title: Evaluating Last-Mile Hazard Information Dissemination
Appears in Collections:Technical Innovation / Innovation technique
2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009
Research Results (Pan Asia) / Résultats de recherches (Pan Asie)
Environment /Environnement
Evaluation and Research Capacity Building / Évaluation et développement des capacités de recherche
IDRC Research Results / Résultats de recherches du CRDI
Livelihoods / Moyens de subsistance

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