The Information and Communication Technology Disaster Response Conference (ICT DRC) is a 2-day conference and workshop that aims to raise awareness in reducing the effects of disasters through a showcase of different Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions to serve as instruments in improving communication and response in the community. We invited international speakers from Japan, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, USA as well as local prime movers, to discuss the available ICT solutions and applications, best practices and future mitigation trends.



Welcome Message

Hon. Hilario P. Davide, III
Province of Cebu

Keynote Message
Fortunato T. de la Peña, Ph. D.
Department of Science and Technology

R&D Activity Overview in Disaster-Resilient ICT in Japan
Hiroshi Kumagai, Ph. D.

Philippine ICT Initiatives During Disasters
Denis F. Villorente

Value of Partnership in Tech for Disprep Innovations
Ramon R. Isberto

Philippine Hazard Program
(Disaster Prevention and Mitigation)

Renato U. Solidum, Jr., Ph. D.

Movable and Deployable ICT Resource Unit (MDRU) for Emergency Telecommunications in Disaster
Satoshi Kotabe

Sahana Disaster Management System
Biplov Bhandari

HANDA - Hazard Notification, Dissemination and Awareness
Alexander R. Madrigal, Ph. D.

Reachi, a Resilient Communication System
Pernille Skjødt

ICT Collaboration with Network Operators and Preparedness
Sylvia Cadena

e-Bayanihan Project
Maria Regina E. Estuar, Ph. D.

ICT to make Lastmile Communications First
Dann T. Diez


Advanced Ad Hoc and Mesh Networks Technologies to Facilitate Specialized Disaster-resilient Networks

Nei Kato, Ph. D.

RIM: Resilient Information Management System in Network-Isolated Environment After Disasters
Toshiaki Miyazaki, Ph.D.

ICT Security During Disaster
Lawrence Hughes

Decision Support System for
Disaster Risk Reduction in Ilo-Ilo City

Joel T. De Castro, Ph. D.
Lady Julie Grace L. Baronda

NerveNet: Resilient Communication System for Regional Permanent Infrastructure and Emergency Temporary Network
Masugi Inoue

LiDAR Disaster Application
Roland Emerito S. Otadoy, Ph. D.

Trends in Digital Technology Innovations for Resilience in Asia
Josh Woodard

Hydrologic Applications for Disaster
Danilo T. Jaque, Ph. D.

A Report on the JICA Funded DRRM Project of Pangasinan
Maria C. Mendoza-Akol

UCAReS– Unified Communications and Alert Response System
Francis L. Dy, Ph. D.

Movable and Deployable ICT Resource Unit (MDRU) - NTT,
Nerve.Net - NICT,
Advanced Ad Hoc and Mesh Networks Technologies to Facilitate Specialized Disaster-resilient Networks,
RIM: Resilient Information Management System in Network-Isolated Environment After Disasters,
Sahana Software,




For the past 18 years, CVISNet have served the public and private sector by providing ICT services ranging from basic web presence and internet connection to disaster communications and e-governance for local government units. Our efforts have been recognized and awarded internationally with the Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) 2016; also by the United Nations - International Telecommunications Union and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Digital Opportunity Center; and our partners including Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. of Japan.


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Contact Us
+63-(32)-417-3514; 09173207438
2nd Floor Regional ICT Center
DOST Region 7 S & T Complex Sudlon
Lahug, Cebu City 6000 Philippines

"The bottom line is that resilience can never be produced in isolation—we need to bring actors together and provide the means for multisectoral coordination based on a whole of society approach."

Helena Lindberg, Director General of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency