Global ICT Conference - October 17,2005
Last Updated: 11/18/2005
Answering the call: Katrina, the Tsunami, Darfur, Afghanistan
– lessons learned from the Global ICT responses
Monday, Oct 17, 2005 * Washington, DC
Co-hosted by N-TEN and
The first Global ICT conference, held in Washington on October
17, set in motion a vigorous dialogue on the use of ICTs in disaster response
recovery. Over 150 NGO managers, technology experts, and representatives from
the business and academic communities came together to discuss a wide variety
of ICT issues and solutions.
Attendees heard a stimulating keynote address from
Michael Hess, USAID Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Democracy,
Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance.
He gave a broad overview of the use of ICT in past crises and its importance
for future planning. Mr. Hess has made his presentation available. ( Powerpoint,
13.8 MB )
For an excellent review
of the conference, please see the Chronicle
of Philanthropy article by Nicole
Pulling Together: ICT Collaboration and Preparedness
At the October 17 Global ICT Conference in Washington, D.C., the topic of
information sharing in emergencies took center stage. In Mike Hess' keynote
address, in the opening panel, in nearly all the sessions, and in hallway discussions,
attendees confronted the truth that was evident in every major crisis in 2005:
there are improvements, but coordination is not nearly good enough. Read More...
Breakout Presentation Materials
Session 1A: ICT Support for Interagency Coordination
Session 3B: Field Operations and Support for the Long Term
- Larry Wentz, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University Center
for Technology and National Security Policy ( Powerpoint,
276 kb )
Additional presentation materials will be posted on this page, and the N-TEN
conference page, as they become available.
The original description of the conference is archived here.