Smart Sustainable Development Model

Report 2015

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This report presents the background work on policy and regulatory related matters which foster equitable access to information and communication networks and facilitate the contribution of information and communication technologies (ICT) in disaster management and sustainable development processes. After acknowledging the role of emergency communications, and in particular satellite technology, an overview of the process for establishing ICT use in disaster mitigation, granting of relief and restoration of infrastructure will be presented from a legal and regulatory point of view. The report also features case studies and best practices. It includes recommendations for developing and implementing a favourable policy and regulatory environment, including the deployment of satellite services. Finally, it elaborates proposals on possible ways of involving stakeholders and appropriate figures to better communicate and promote ICT for Disaster Management (ICT4D).



Preface and Acknowledgements

It is with great pleasure that I present this report by the Advisory Board of the Smart Sustainable Development Model (SSDM) initiative. The main objective of the SSDM initiative is to bring a human face to information and communication technology (ICT) through recognizing its important role in the realization of sustainable development and saving lives in times of disasters.


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