Launch Event: The Role of Satellite Communications in Disaster Management

Launch Event: The Role of Satellite Communications in Disaster Management

On Thursday, 7 April, Access Partnership held a webinar on The Role of Satellite Communications in Disaster Management. At this webinar, we were joined by:

Moderator:

  • Lim May Ann, Director, Fair Tech Institute, and Emeritus Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association

Speakers:

  • Gordon Mackay, Practice Lead Multilateral Organisations and Sustainability, Access Partnership
  • Megan Lim, Manager at AlphaBeta, part of Access Partnership
  • Andrew Rugege, Impact Resource for Africa’s Digital Transformation
  • Gibson Tito, Manager Licensing and Business Relations, NICTA
  • Hassan Haddouch, WMO Information System 2.0 Strategy (WIS2) Manager, World Meteorological Organization

Access Partnership’s release of “The Role of Satellite Communications in Disaster Management” whitepaper under the Fair Tech Institute, delves into the central role of these technologies in ensuring efficient and accurate information flows during an emergency, especially during complex, continuously evolving events, and provides a roadmap to ensuring they can be taken up quickly by all countries that face natural or man-made catastrophes.

The discussions in this event centred around the debate on how nation states can better utilize satellite technology for disaster management, by addressing the following calls to action:

– Providing clear strategies to minimize damages
– Increasing speed of response in critical times
– Regulating for future technologies
– Multiplying resources by partnering with the private sector

Access the recording of the webinar here.

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