A fragile link: Disaster relief, ICTs and development

Carleen F. Maitland, Nicolai Pogrebnyakov, Annemijn F. Van Gorp

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Abstract

When disasters strike and aid agencies pour in to help the survivors they are increasingly making use of advanced information and communication technologies (ICTs). For remote areas of developing countries, this use of ICTs may be the community's first exposure to these technologies. And while the role of these ICTs is primarily linked to disaster response and recovery, in certain situations they can be transitioned for use in development programs. This paper discusses the crucial factors in design and deployment of relief ICTs that are likely to influence their ultimate use as tools for development. Derived from cases developed through secondary data, the factors are broken into those related to communication technology transfer and those related to information technology transfer. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Development, ICTD 2006
Pages339-346
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Development, ICTD 2006 - Berkeley, CA, United States
Duration: May 25 2006May 26 2006

Publication series

Name2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Development, ICTD2006

Other

Other2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Development, ICTD 2006
CountryUnited States
CityBerkeley, CA
Period5/25/065/26/06

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Disasters
disaster
communication technology
information technology
Communication
Technology transfer
technology transfer
aid agency
Developing countries
Information technology
developing country
Recovery
community

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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Maitland, C. F., Pogrebnyakov, N., & Van Gorp, A. F. (2006). A fragile link: Disaster relief, ICTs and development. In 2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Development, ICTD 2006 (pp. 339-346). [4085549] (2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Development, ICTD2006). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTD.2006.301873
Maitland, Carleen F. ; Pogrebnyakov, Nicolai ; Van Gorp, Annemijn F. / A fragile link : Disaster relief, ICTs and development. 2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Development, ICTD 2006. 2006. pp. 339-346 (2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Development, ICTD2006).
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Maitland CF, Pogrebnyakov N, Van Gorp AF. A fragile link: Disaster relief, ICTs and development. In 2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Development, ICTD 2006. 2006. p. 339-346. 4085549. (2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Development, ICTD2006). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTD.2006.301873