Telephone calls are the main mode for communicating emergency information between the Sarvodaya community-based emergency coordinators and their central incident management hub in Sri Lanka.
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 with various stakeholders to influence policy towards enabling affordable interactive voice solutions, such as the Freedom Fone and Sahana marriage, in disaster management.
Advocate the adaptation of affordable, easy to use, and usable voice-enabled last-mile technologies for community-based emergency alerting and reporting.
Innovation Phases Description:
The team explore what needs to be done to implement voice-enabled ICTs for emergency communication.View
The DMC held a stakeholder workshop to learn from the failure to warn fishermen in Sri Lanka failed of a deadly mini cyclone - that lead to 29 deaths - and discuss a way forward.View
The team take advantage of the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities Media and Tech Fair that was held in London.View
Knowledge Sharing of Voice-enabled ICT for Disaster Management (VoiceICT4D) sets off to spread the message of voice-based interfaces.View
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