The Freedom Fone Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and Sahana disaster management system integration study revealed the technology marriage as an easy to use and useful combination for exchanging emergency response information and decision support analysis. VoiceICT4D will share the acquired knowledge and stimulate discussions to influence policy towards enabling affordable interactive voice solutions.

Much was accomplished but there’s unfinished business in implementing voice-enabled ICTs for emergency communication


Summary of the VoiceICT4D project outcomes LIRNEasia, through a stakeholder forum, advocated the Sri Lanka Disaster Management Center (DMC) to move towards a multi-agency situational-awareness platform by creating a register…

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Public Lecture: Beyond Tsunami Warning in a Vocal Society


The 3rd LIRNEasia Public Lecture was conducted at a time when the Sri Lanka National Disaster Management Center (DMC) was being questioned for it’s reliability. The Public Lecture follows two major…

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“Do You Hear Me?” We need voice-enabled technologies for disaster management


With the spread of affordable telecom services, most Asians now use their own phones to stay connected. Can talking on the phone help those responding to emergencies to be better…

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Freedom Fone and Sahana case study presented at the CDAC Technology Fair


In our efforts to get the message out to Disaster Researchers and Practitioners, through the VoiceICT4D project, to strengthen disaster management ICT systems with voice for low computer literate CERT…

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Interactive Voice applications gaining Momentum in the Region


Introduction – Our VoiceICT4D objective is to share the domain specific empirical knowledge on the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) pros and cons. In that regard, we presented our peer-reviewed paper:…

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VoiceICT4D Set Sail on its Diffusion Voyage


Knowledge Sharing of Voice-enabled ICT for Disaster Management (VoiceICT4D) sets off to spread the message that “voice-based interfaces can foster emergency communication, especially in developing countries, by leaps and bounds,…

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