ISDR Looks at Information Systems and Disaster Risk


The Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction prepared a background paper for the World Summit on the Information Society, held in Geneva last December. Focusing on information systems and disaster risk reduction, the paper recommends how to incorporate disaster risk reduction into the Summit’s outcomes and follow-up activities—starting with the premise that risk reduction begins with access to information. The paper is available on-line at


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