This is a new event to Asia, aiming to bring together practitioners and policy leaders from governments, UN, NGOs and private organizations, to highlight the challenges faced by the aid and development sector and share innovative ideas. Bangkok is a centre of operational activity and international support for both the humanitarian relief and development sectors.
Emergency.lu participating at the panel ‘Moving Forward with Technology: Another Tool in the Toolbox?’
Information technology (IT) and telecommunications – vital to humanitarian emergency response – are characterised by their increasingly rapid pace of change. Is the IT emergency response community able to evolve and adapt as quickly as the sector in which it operates? At AIDF 2012, a panel of experts agreed seven key lessons for the IT emergency community in to advance and save more lives: spanning IT innovation, new technologies, resource-sharing, social media and user-education. In this session these topics will be addressed once again. Panellists will engage in open and candid about discussion what advancements have been made, as well as what still needs to be improved on within this essential sector of humanitarian response.