ICT Enabled Disaster Communications for Vulnerable Caribbean Communities

Recent events in the Caribbean have highlighted the inadequacy of regional and national disaster preparedness. Notably lacking are early warning systems, and ways of disseminating accurate and timely data on storm development and progress to potential victims. This project will examine how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used to improve early warning prior to and during the onset of Caribbean cyclones. Researchers will investigate how timely, specific and relevant information exchanges delivered in appropriate formats and through appropriate channels might positively affect community preparedness, thereby reducing loss of life and mitigating the economic impact of such events.

Project ID

103593

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

End Date

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Duration

24 months

IDRC Officer

Ospina, Angelica Valeria

Total funding

CA$ 170,000

Countries

North and Central America, South America, West Indies

Program

Networked Economies

Project Leader

Surujdai Ramraj

Institution

DevNet

Institution Country

Guyana

Institution Website

http://devnet.org.gy