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Growing the Internet 15 March 2016

Lessons from The Nepal Quake: Tech's Role When Disaster Strikes

Naveed Haq
By Naveed HaqRegional Infrastructure and Connectivity Director

When disaster strikes many of us, no matter where we are, want to do something. 

The net, with its ability to connect us all, is becoming the tool of choice for digital humanitarians and citizens to lend a hand. 

Is it making a difference? 

Looking at the After Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake, the Internet became a lifeline. 

And while communication is now considered a crucial part of aid and social media is part of the toolset, privacy, power and access are just some of the complex challenges that digital humanitarians must navigate when using these platforms in their work to help communities in need. 

The Internet Society’s Asia-Pacific Bureau and Internet Society Nepal Chapter are organizing INET Kathmandu aimed to bring together International agencies, Rapid response groups and local stakeholders involved in disaster planning, management and relief services to deliberate and inform thoughts on: 

  • Lesson from the 2015 Earthquake in Nepal
  • Regional developments, experiences and best practices
  • Technological paradigms in disaster risk reduction
  • Future mechanisms for disaster management 

We need you to be part of the discussion. 

If you’d like to join the event in person you can register online HERE 

You can also watch the live stream of the conference on 18th March and you can also be part of the discussion by following #INETKTM on twitter.

We look forward to having you take part!

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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