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4th APT (Asia Pacific Telecommunity) Workshop on Disaster Management & Communications

Date : 14 / 08 / 2013
Author : Geoff Atkinson - VK3TL

Chairman of IARU Region 3 Mr Gopal Madhavan, VU2GMN, along with Ramon Anquilan DU1UGZ of PARA (Philipines Amateur Radio Association) attended and delivered a presentation to the 4th APT (Asia Pacific Telecommunity) Workshop on Disaster Management & Communications in Pasay City, Philipines on 23-25 July.

Many questions were asked of the presenters and informed responses provided.

The APT appreciated the high quality of the presentation on Amateur Radio Emergency Communications and acknowledged the presentation was very well received by the delegates and added good value to the content of the workshop.

APT further requested the continued support and expertise of the Amateur Radio community, through the IARU R3 in future APT work programmes.

The Workshop was sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology and the presence of the IARU was specially mentioned during the opening ceremony. The ITU were also present at the Conference.

There were a variety of presentations covering topics such as forecasting impending disasters, warning systems using SMS to mobiles etc.

IARU Region 3 appreciated the opportunity to contribute to the further understanding of the wider community, the role that Amateur Radio can play in providing communications during major disruptions to citizens, in times of disasters.


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