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Asia-Pacific E-Resilience Toolkit

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been widely recognized as an indispensable development that contributes and accelerates achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. Considering the significant progress in the field of ICT, the prevalence of natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region, and ICT's heightened potential to strengthen the adaptive capacity of critical infrastructure and societies, e-resilience has gained substantial traction. The Asia-Pacific E-Resilience Toolkit offers insights into a spectrum of available ICT tools and best practices that may benefit policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance e-resilience and disaster risk management.

E-Resilience from an Information & Communications Technology perspective

E-Resilience and Hazards Earthquake Flood Cyclone / Typhoon Tsunami Landslide Volcanic Eruption Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Extreme Weather
Know Your Risk
Network Planning
Contingency Planning
Humanitarian Response
Policy / Regulation
Communication with Citizens

E-Resilience from a Disaster Risk Management perspective

DRM Phases and ICT Roles Risk Prevention Risk Reduction Preparedness and Response Recovery
Key Tasks Improving risk-informed measures For investments, strategies, operations Mitigating the chance of disaster-induced disruption, damage, losses Lessening the impacts by preparing and being able to respond to disaster Restoring and bouncing stronger of functions, recover assets and operations, and to build back better
ICT for its own resilience · Avoiding creation of new risks
· Avoiding exacerbation of existing risks
· Avoiding transfer of risks
· Addressing the underlying risk factors
· Reducing vulnerability
· Increasing capacity & protection
· Retrofitting assets and capital
· Reducing exposure
· Investing in early warning
· Ensuring continuity plans
· Ensuring redundancy & backups
· Ensuring response readiness
· Ensuring training & drills
· Ensuring contingency planning
· Ensuring emergency mechanisms
· Ensuring early recovery
· Enabling rapid assessment
· Enabling estimation of needs
· Ensuring recovery strategy
· Investing to reduce future risks
ICT for society’s resilience · Utilizing ICT to improve risk assessments
· Utilizing ICT for better analysis
· Utilizing ICT for development planning
· Establishing and utilizing risk databases
· Utilizing GIS, RS, ST for DRR
· Fostering knowledge & innovation
· Enhancing coordination
· Enhancing risk monitoring & warning
· Utilizing ICT for preparedness
· Utilizing ICT for assessment and emergency decision making
· Enhancing communication and coordination
· Enabling rapid assessments and detailed PDNA
· Enhancing future investments