February 4, 2014
Quezon City, Philippines - Upon the invitation of the Civil Executive Service Board (CESB), Dr. Sherwin Ona gave a presentation on the potentials of open data in disaster risk reduction management last Feb. 04, 2014 at the Microtel Libis, Quezon City. Entitled, “Potential of Open Data in Community DRR”, the presentation focused on possible data sets that can be used for community and LGU-level disaster preparedness. Also included in the event were presentations from Dr. Emmanuel Lallana of Ideacorp and Mr. Alexander Arevalo, from the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Dr. Lallana gave a short lecture on the use of computer simulation and its possible use of open data while Mr. Arevalo gave a talk on institutional level disaster leadership.
The event was sponsored by CESB and was supported by the UN-Asia Pacific Training Center for ICT for Development. Participants came from national government line agencies, local government units and civil society organizations.