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World or Multi-Regional
Training topics
  • Emergency telecommunication
  • ICTs and the environment
Training type
Online instructor led
  • English
Event organizer
National Telecommunications Institute for Policy Research, Innovation and Training (NTIPRIT)
Event mail contact
  • Ashi Kapoor
Course level



The course, "Role of ICT in Disaster Management," is structured to illuminate the pivotal role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the spectrum of disaster management phasesâmitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Encompassing a well-rounded curriculum, this course delves into Disaster Management (DM) Framework, including regulatory, legal, and policy frameworks that enable the use of technologies for DM, and the roles and responsibilities of each of administration involved in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) at the country level. The course also covers how ICTs and other digital technologies can be used to implement Early Warning Dissemination Systems (EWDS) using the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP), and how satellite applications can bolster the efficiency and efficacy of disaster management initiatives. Through real-world case studies, participants will get gain actionable insights into the strategic application of ICT in enhancing disaster resilience and safeguarding lives and assets.

The target audience for this course are Telecom engineers / professionals working in the area of Disaster Management.

Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications/ ICT or related field with 5 years or more experience in ICT domain/ Disaster Management domain. 

Participants will be empowered with in-depth insights and practical skills. At the end of the training, they will be able to:

  • Employ key actions towards the strategic application of ICT in all disaster management phases.
  • Describe the comprehensive disaster management framework.
  • Apply telecommunications technologies for robust disaster preparedness and agile response.
  • Formulate Standard operating procedures (SOP) for telecommunications in disaster contexts.
  • Design and deploy effective early warning systems and Priority Call Routing.

The course aims to enhance participants' capabilities in deploying ICT tools for reducing disaster risks, improving response efforts, and ultimately saving lives and properties. Through a mix of theoretical knowledge and case studies, participants will learn the importance of ICT in making disaster management efforts more efficient and effective.

The pedagogical approach encompasses:

  • Expert lectures from seasoned professionals in disaster management and ICT.
  • Analytical case studies on telecom measures during disasters.
  • Daily quizzes to reinforce learning, culminating in a comprehensive assessment for certification.

Participants will undergo daily quizzes and a final assessment test on the last day. The quizzes will be objective, hosted on the ITU Academy Platform, with a passing threshold set at 60%. The final test comprises 10 questions, with a passing mark of 70%. Out of the 10 questions 5 questions will be short answer questions of approx. 25 words and 5 questions will be long answer type of approx. 100 words each.

An overall grade of 70% is required to receive the ITU certificate of completion for this course.

Day 1

  • Session-1: Registration Inauguration and Introduction
  • Session-2 :Disaster Management Framework

Day 2

  • Session-3: ICT for Disaster Management
  • Session-4: Standard Operating Procedure for telecommunication services for responding to disasters

Day 3

  • Session-5: Public Safety Network
  • Session-6: Early Warning Systems, Common Alert Protocol (CAP)

Day 4

  • Session-7: Priority Call Routing (PCR) and Intra-Circle Roaming (ICR)
  • Session-8: Geospatial Technologies (GIS) for Disaster Management

Day 5

  • Session-9: Applications of Satellite Technologies in Disaster Management
  • Session-10: Case Study
  • Final knowledge assessment
  • Feedback and evaluation
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