Tourism Minister Robert Tonge calls for utilization of ICT based technologies to mitigate against natural disasters in the Caribbean
Tourism Minister Robert Tonge says the Caribbean region is undoubtedly in the direct path of all weather systems, leaving the coast of West Africa.
He says additionally, the region is not only threatened by hurricanes and tropical storms, but volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, and possible tsunamis.
He says each of these systems have the potential to unleash catastrophic consequences on the Caribbean's fragile economies and islands, calling for utilization of ICT based technologies to mitigate against these disasters.
Tourism Minister Robert Tonge
Meanwhile, Minister for Information, Science and Telecommunication & Technology Kelver Darroux says he would like the ITU to give consideration to coordinating the development of a reference that can assist and guide countries like Dominica in building a comprehensive mitigation plan that is based on mutual and international cooperation.
Minister for Information, Science and Telecommunication & Technology Kelver Darroux
He was speaking at a 3 day stakeholder forum on the role of telecommunications, ICTs for Disaster Management and risk reduction which comes to a close on Thursday.
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