E-resilience for disaster risk management in a developing state: The Philippine case

ABSTRACT

This analytical paper looks at the issue of e-resilience in the Philippines and evolving national and global perspectives on the issue. The paper is framed on United Nations’ definitions for disaster, and disaster risk reduction, that is also followed in local legislation. eResilience is defined as a means towards reducing risk and addresses possible vulnerabilities in the functional use of ICTs 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 for developing States will be derived from the insights of this country level analysis.