Ranjit Singh Rye (University of the Philippines)
Rogelio Alicor Panao (University of the Philippines)
Erwin Gaspar Alampay (University of the Philippines)
This paper looks at the issue of e-resilience in the Philippines, and evolving national perspectives on the issue. The paper is framed based on United Nations’ definitions for disaster, and disaster risk reduction, that is also followed in local legislation. eResilience sidelined as a means towards reducing risk and addresses possible vulnerabilities in the functional use of ICTs (information and communications technology) in delivery of services (e.g. communication, data repository, and other management information services) and its ability to withstand vulnerabilities of the ICT infrastructure. The paper provides a country-level synopsis based on the ICT readiness of the national DRM plans and the resilience of ICT systems to provide basic services in withstanding disaster events and help in recovery. Implications on governance and disaster risk reduction and management will be derived from the insights of this country level analysis.
Theme A: Public Sector Transformations
Institutional and Policy Innovations and Reforms towards Sustainable Development