This paper offers an overview of participatory approaches to disaster management and climate change adaptation as an introductory framework for the following five papers on the special theme of telecommunications and disaster management
The availability of telecommunications services are critical to the functioning of society, and even more so during the preparations for and recovery from natural disasters. Importantly, Telecommunications companies need to be key enablers of a society resilient to climate change, and to do so they must be foremost resilient themselves. This is to protect their business (assets, staff and brand), to ensure the risks are financially transparent to shareholders, and to meet the expectations of society.
This MEMBERS ONLY event incorporates a sandwich lunch, the TelSoc's Annual General Meeting and a lecture by Rod Tucker - Laureate Emeritus Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne.