Project Title

Application of Big Data and Open Data to Emergency Preparedness - Phase 1 

Project Year

2014   

Project Number

EPWG 01 2014A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

EPWG 01 2014A 

Project Title

Application of Big Data and Open Data to Emergency Preparedness - Phase 1 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Human Security 

Project Year

2014 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

89,000 

Co-funding Amount

135,680 

Total Project Value

224,680 

Sponsoring Forum

Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG) 

Topics

Emergency Preparedness 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG); Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Chinese Taipei 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Chile; China; Indonesia; Japan; United States; Viet Nam 

Expected Start Date

01/11/2014 

Expected Completion Date

31/10/2015 

Project Proponent Name 1

Hongey Chen 

Job Title 1

Director 

Organization 1

National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction 

Postal Address 1

9F, No 200, Sec 3, Beisin Rd, New Taipei City 231 

Telephone 1

886-2 81958704 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

li.weisen@ncdr.nat.gov.tw 

Project Proponent Name 2

Li Wei-Sen (point of contact) 

Job Title 2

Secretary-General 

Organization 2

National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction 

Postal Address 2

9F, No 200, Sec 3, Beisin Rd, New Taipei City 231 

Telephone 2

886-2 81958704 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

li.weisen@ncdr.nat.gov.tw 

Declaration

Hongey Chen and Li Wei-Sen 

Project Summary

Studies conducted within APEC fora clearly identify the emerging needs of applying big data and open data for emergency preparedness. Categories of big data include land use, aerial or satellite imageries, demographic status, social-economic data, etc.  Open data is direct benefit public warning alerts. From public sector to private industry or individuals, information generated from big data and open data is vital for disaster risk reduction, operation of emergency relief, planning for business continuity management and sustainable development of economy and livelihood. Since the Asia-Pacific is a highly disaster-prone area, regional capacity building on big data and promotion of open data will directly benefit to both developing trade facilitation and strengthening human security. Chinese Taipei proposes to elaborate synergy between multiple fora and member economies for implementing “Application of Big Data and Open Data on Emergency Preparedness Phase 1” in the first half of 2015 in Chinese Taipei. The proposed project aims at: (1) To investigate current status of application and demands of data through a region-wide survey; (2) To develop a roadmap of capacity building on assisting member economies in establishing big data; (3) To promote open data for creating safer trade environment; (4) To formulate a mechanism sharing open data to strengthen emergency preparedness and develop a roadmap to promote.

During delivering the project, cross-fora collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group, Transportation Working Group, Tourism Working Group, Telecommunications Working Group, Industrial Science and Technology Working Group, Counter-Terrorism Task Force Working Group, Health Working Group, APEC Business Advisory Council, The World Bank and international/regional institutes will guarantee to produce crosscutting outcomes.

Relevance

As trans-boundary movements of goods and people grows rapidly and dynamically in the APEC region, thus information and alerts of natural disasters or hazards based on big data and open data would provide the best approach to effectively integrate partnership between public and private sector to mitigate adverse impacts. Especially, modern technology speeds up development of telecommunications and shortens time to transfer data, and widen channels of message deliveries. At the information age, big data and open data not just facilitate trade activities and business operation, but also bring benefits to disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, business continuity planning, resilient global supply chain, critical infrastructure protection and tourism safety. After the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, the analysis of big data provide an in-depth view about how the whole society reacted to shakings and warnings. Before, during and after disasters, data and information are two key elements to keep citizens and government prepared for it and raises situation awareness.

Recent projects of business resilience and global chain resilience, conducted by APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group and APEC Transportation respectively, emphasize importance of applying data and information for achieving smarter investments and building up safer trade environment. As 21 member economies of APEC are enjoying economic prosperity, regional capacity building and public-private synergy to accelerate application of big data and open data on emergency preparedness are keystones to concrete solid and sound basis for global value chain which is an artery connecting and supporting business activities in the APEC region.

This proposal directly links to: Rank 1, Supply Chain Connectivity and Performance Improvements and Promoting connectivity, including enhancing physical infrastructure, institutional and people-to-people connectivity.

It also directly links to: Rank 2, Promoting connectivity, including enhancing physical infrastructure, institutional and people-to-people connectivity and human resources development; and emergency preparedness, resiliency and disaster management.

Objectives

The primary objectives of “Phase One proposal on Application of Big Data and Open Data to Emergency Preparedness” are designed to introduce information-sharing mechanism and develop capacity building for satisfying cross-fora demands and encouraging synergy. The objectives include:

a)  To investigate current status of application and demands of big data and open data through a region-wide survey which will illustrate shortfalls, challenges and opportunities that governments and industries concern most.

b) To develop a roadmap of capacity building on assisting member economies in establishing big data and preparing required open data to pave a foundation of information sharing mechanism; To promote open data for creating safer trade environment that will favour global supply chain resilience by better enhancing quality of business continuity plan (related Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG) and Transportation Working Group (TPTWG)); upgrade safety of tourism business by revealing transparent risk (related to Tourism Working (TWG)); and boost cooperation on critical infrastructure protection (related to Counter-Terrorism Working Group (CTWG)). Other key stakeholders under APEC include APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI), Oceans and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG) and Telecommunications and Information Working Group (TEL).

c) To formulate a mechanism sharing open data to strengthen emergency preparedness that will help to set a regional benchmark of integrated action on disaster risk reduction through covering interests of public and private sector.

d) To utilize nodes and network of APEC Digital  Opportunity Center (ADOC) to collect local knowledge and reach out local SMEs by supporting digital information of emergency preparedness.

Alignment

In 2014, China proposed the priority of ‘Strengthening comprehensive connectivity and infrastructure development’. Meanwhile, 2014 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade also emphasis the priority of ‘Strengthening comprehensive connectivity and infrastructure development’, welcome the comprehensive Capacity Building Plan to Improve Supply Chain Performance, which will guide our work to help developing economies overcome supply-chain obstacles and enhance trade facilitation in the region and welcome the establishment of the APEC Alliance for Supply Chain Connectivity to leverage the expertise and resources of the private sector, multilateral institutions, and non-governmental organizations in supply chain connectivity work. APEC Blueprint on Connectivity underlined on advance APEC cooperation in physical, institutional and people-to-people connectivity. Ministers encouraged the use of Business Continuity Plans by SMEs to boost their disaster resilience”.

2013 APEC leaders underlined the steps to tackle of challenges from natural and human-caused disaster and highlighted “progress work to ensure ease of mobility of emergency responders and their equipment to save lives in the early aftermath of disasters, while improving cooperation in disaster risk reduction, including through the involvement of the private sector in business continuity planning”.

In 2012, APEC Leaders recognized the importance of information and communication technologies as a crucial driver for further integration in the APEC region, reaffirmed the necessity of multi-stakeholder cooperation to improve disaster preparedness, response and recovery through the development of ICTs and promotion of appropriate systems and technologies and welcome the discussion on supporting people affected by disasters and emergencies through enhanced and timely access to information about risks.

In 2011 APEC leaders applaud the contributions of the APEC Business Advisory Council and committed to enhancing the role of the private sector in APEC, through greater input into APEC’s working groups and the establishment of new public-private Policy Partnerships to help the people affected by tragic natural disasters and pledge to incorporate the private sector and civil society more substantively into our emergency preparedness efforts.

In 2010, APEC Leaders aim at achieve building a secure and resilient economic environment to minimize natural and human risks and underlined ‘Economies should strengthen their resilience and capacity to manage emergencies and natural disasters.’ 

Therefore, this project is fully compliance with and echoes the declaration of APEC Leaders.

Alignment – Forum:   

The proposed project meets the objectives of the APEC Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Asia Pacific Region. It provides solid capacity building planning and consultation for implementation for APEC economies with tailor-made, knowledge-based information in the timely manner with an easy and user friendly information to mitigate the impact for better preparedness.

TILF/ASF Justification

Digital preparedness for disaster risk reduction and emergency response is a cornerstone of evidence-based disaster management which offers value-added knowledge for decision support through digesting data and information. However, the entry level of collecting, producing, storing and utilizing open data and big data, has formed a barrier preventing developing APEC developing economies from innovating policy of disaster resilience by integrating knowledge of disaster management with cloud techniques, big-data analysis and telecommunications tools. Especially considering plans for a trans-boundary or large-scale disaster in developing economies, lots of diverse data social capital sets; such like demography, economic activities, education, gender issues, education, public awareness and etc.; should be taken into account and analyzed to identify insufficiency which could be enhanced by capacity building. These factors of social capacity are “big data and open data” which help to reshape actionable information and knowledge for community residents and business people. Though most of APEC members have utilized techniques of remote sensing for different phase of disaster management, like mitigation and emergency response, but how to integrate big data sets with historical images that will make most use of big data for risk identification, hazard maps, low-risk investment, and action-based notices to the general public.

The project will conduct a regional survey for mapping out demand-and-supply strategy to implement capacity building through APEC-wide collaboration including cross-fora participation and joint research by regional institutes. During process of delivering the project, demands and inputs from developing economies are invited to reflect regional needs.  Furthermore, the project will select one or two economies as targets to solve information gaps in the APEC region.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: 

The key outputs of the Phase 1 project include:

a)  To summon the first expert meeting with participation by the Pacific Disaster Center, the Asian Disaster Reduction Center, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and the National Science and Technology for Disaster Reduction to design contents of regional survey and discuss main theme for training workshop.

b) To conduct a regional survey to understand regional current status, needs, gaps and best practices of application big data and open data on emergency preparedness. The targets to answer the survey include governmental officials, business people, researchers, practitioners and volunteers of NGOs and NPOs. According to the results of the survey, the second expert meeting is scheduled to conclude findings from the survey.

c) To host a training workshop in Chinese Taipei based outputs of the regional survey and suggestions provided by expert meeting. Other experts recommended by APEC SMEWG, TPTWG and World Bank will also join to provide knowledge transfer and best practices.  Therefore, the expected participants would be not limited to EPWG, SMEWG, TPTWG and World Bank are also target audience.

d) To propose recommendations and an action plan as basis for submitting Multiple-Year Project to continue carrying object-oriented capacity building to further enhance coverage of disaster-related information from the individuals to business sector.

e) To publish a report of mapping a roadmap to build up regional capacity of digital preparedness of natural hazards and identifies how to enhance global supply chain resilience. The report will receive review by relevant regional institutes to ensure it reflects requests of APEC’s major pillars.

f) To share knowledge and best practices through the APEC EPWG satellite website and the network of ADOC for widening channels on e-learning of how to utilize big data and open data in improving disaster resilience, reducing business operation risk and raising broader awareness. 

Outcomes: 

Introducing science-and-technology knowledge through information-and-communication technology (ICT) to enhance planning and implementation of disaster management is a global trend and highlighted by Hyogo Framework for Action 2 (draft), which is to be announce March, 2015 as the world’s guidelines for disaster risk reduction by the United Nations/ International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. No doubts, big data sets are the backbone supporting the use of ICT at all phases of disaster management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. The main expected outcomes of the project include:

a) To enhance public-private partnership on data collection and sharing: Source of big data is not limited to government side. More valuable data sets are operated by private sector.  Both sources are vital to disaster risk reduction and emergency operation, if an appropriate mechanism could be designed to integrate them. Likewise, channels to disseminate disaster-related information should utilize platforms run by private sector that will enhance information coverage.

b) To provide information for planning: Following MYP conducted by SMEWG to strengthen business resilience through implementing business continuity plan (BCP), the project will focus on data sets which are vital to BCP. The object-oriented target will help the project yield concrete interactions with existing outcomes under APEC community.

c) To accelerate APEC cross-fora synergy on global supply chain resilience: Since 2013, TPTWG and EPWG have been jointly working on adverse impacts and interruptions to global value chain that could be devastating aftermaths brought by natural disasters. The synergy of two groups will guarantee a linkage between individual projects with close collaboration, instead of duplications.

d) To offer trans-boundary value-added information for safer trade environment and business travel: In 2013, an initiative, Emergency Response Travel Facilitation (ERTF), proposed by Indonesia is aimed to solving possible obstacles. The project will make contribution to information facilitation that supports ERTF.

e) To introduce standardized protocols on emergency alerts: Safety to mobility of goods and tourists depends on open data to make decisions. In order to provide trans-boundary information, standards like the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) should need discussions on how to form an APEC-wide mechanism to disseminate emergency alerts through effective channels. 

Beneficiaries: 

The target audience includes the public and private sector of APEC economies and non-governmental organizations, particularly various sectors of the economy that have experience, expertise and demands of using big data and open data on emergency preparedness. The main beneficiaries are listed below:

a) Government agencies and related associations engaged in disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and business continuity management will acquire the knowledge, expertise and experience of using big data and open data to enhance digital preparation for natural hazards.

b) SMEs and micro-enterprises are certainly and directly the beneficiaries for this project. Because of SMEs’ lack of capacity and resources in coping with natural disasters, this project is capable in assisting them to ensure their business operations by providing value-added information, and thus also encourage them to share and disseminate information.

c)  Developed and developing economies are also the beneficiaries of this project as the project can reinforce the protection on production and supply chain.

d) APEC fora, EPWG, SMEWG and TPTWG, and non-APEC stakeholders, such as ABAC and regional institutes, are all beneficiaries of this project as this project will enhance internal and external stakeholders’ capability through cooperation to implement the project.

f) Residents at local communities will also be benefitted from robust economic environment over the lower risk of livelihood interruptions and job disruption.  The outcomes of the project certainly maintain sustainable environment by learning risk through having a channel to access big data and open data.

Dissemination

The information about the key components and output of the project will be announced in the websites of the APEC Secretariat, EPWG, and other fora websites. To provide an effective platform for outcomes dissemination, Chinese Taipei has allocated budget to upgrade the exiting EPWG satellite website with more functions and space to accommodate materials of training and best practices for sharing. Relevant publications listed on the websites will all be in compliance with the APEC publication guideline.

During each phase of the project, the deliverables of the project and presentation materials would be distributed to the participants in the meetings and to other relevant institutes and stakeholders that are unable to attend the meetings. For the convenience of participants, soft copies of presentation materials will also be distributed, and uploaded onto the project website to be accessible by all stakeholders. The project outputs will also be disseminated through APEC fora networks, the academia and industry networks and the official meeting website to the stakeholders.

There will be no intention in selling outputs arising from this project, and the outputs of the project will comply with the APEC publications, APEC logo, Websites, and copyright guidelines as it is an APEC project.

Gender

When conducting researches and inviting speakers, we will encourage female scholars and experts to participate in expert meeting and training program. Since the women’s participation rate is somewhat low in many APEC economies, we will seek collaboration with Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy to encourage females to participate and share their experiences in coping with natural disasters.

We aim to achieve 40% or above female participation rate in project.  As such, with female experts and promotion of female participation in joining the project, this will generate a great impact on APEC economies for women to participate in relevant events. Project related information will also be disseminated through APEC Gender Focal Point Network to further promote female participation. Besides with-in APEC consultation, the project will also seek inputs from other organizations like UNOCHA to comprehsensively accommodate needs and supplies for women and children in times of disasters.

The project overseer will ensure the implementation of this project will be conducted in a manner that takes special considerations of gender issues into account to ensure that it benefits both men and women and does not disadvantage women.

Work Plan

To successfully carry out the project, the PO has designed a series of checkpoints to monitor quality and quantity of project implementation:

Key Activities

Time

Place

Organization in Charge

Explanatory Notes

 upgrades of the EPWG satellite website

October 2014

Chinese Taipei

Chinese Taipei

The improved functions will accommodate outcomes yielded by the project, serving as knowledge sharing platform.

summon the first expert meeting

January – February  2015

APEC Region

Chinese Taipei, ADRC, ADPC, PDC, etc.

With participation by the Pacific Disaster Center, the Asian Disaster Reduction Center, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and the National Science and Technology for Disaster Reduction, the meeting is to design contents of regional survey and discuss main theme for training workshop.

conduct a regional survey

January – February 2015

APEC Region

Chinese Taipei, ADRC, ADPC, PDC, etc.

To understand regional current status, needs, gaps and best practices of application big data and open data on emergency preparedness

The targets to answer the survey include governmental officials, business people, researchers, practitioners and volunteers of NGOs and NPOs. According to the results of the survey, the second expert meeting is scheduled to conclude findings from the survey.

The project expects 15~17 APEC member economies will respond to the survey.

draft an initial report to EPWG meeting during SOM 1

March 2015

The Philippines

Chinese Taipei

To collect responses and suggestions from EWPG members.

 draft reports to SMEWG, TPTWG, TWG and CTWG during SOM 2

June 2015

The Philippines

Chinese Taipei

To collect responses and suggestions from SMEWG, TPTWG, TWG and CTWG members.

host a training workshop

July 2015

Chinese Taipei

Chinese Taipei, ADRC, ADPC, PDC, etc.

Based outputs of the regional survey and suggestions provided by expert meeting, the PO will also invite experts recommended by APEC SMEWG and TPTWG to join the training workshop. Therefore, the expected participants would be not limited to EPWG, SMEWG and TPTWG are also target audience.

propose recommendations and an action plan

July 2015

Chinese Taipei

Chinese Taipei, ADRC, ADPC, PDC, etc.

It will be the basis for submitting Multiple-Year Project to continue carrying object-oriented capacity building to further enhance coverage of disaster-related information from the individuals to business sector.

publish a report

Aug 2015

APEC Region

Chinese Taipei

The report will map a roadmap to build up regional capacity of digital preparedness of natural hazards and identify how to enhance global supply chain resilience. The report will receive review by relevant regional institutes to ensure it reflects requests of APEC’s major pillars.

share knowledge and best practices

Sep 2015

APEC Region

Chinese Taipei, ADRC, ADPC, PDC, etc.

Through the APEC EPWG satellite website and the network of ADOC for widening channels on e-learning of how to utilize big data and open data in improving disaster resilience, reducing business operation risk and raising broader awareness.

Risks

These possible risks that the project would face:

a) Low interest in participation or in using results: While the research requires joint efforts from member economies, there is the chance where members may find topics to be uninteresting and unrelated to their economies. On the other hand, there is also the probability that the workshop participation rate will be lower than expected. As a result, discussion under the expert meeting will identify the possible outreach efforts to encourage potential participating economies.  Frequent announcements issued by the PO through APEC Secretariat’s assistance will help to reach potential participants of relevant APEC fora.

b) Delays or untimely preparation: A work plan is set up in monitoring the progress of the project, where the estimated complete date is approximately in the third quarter of 2015. During each phase of the project, a timeline will be established in guiding and monitoring progress. The project overseer will also work closely with member economies to ensure timely issuance and collection of invitation, agenda, and meeting materials, and to identify and confirm speakers in order to avoid untimely preparation. PO will also work closely with member economies to increase the possibility of finding a suitable expert and trainee for the expert meetings and workshops to avoid delays.

c) Duplication of work of other APEC and non-APEC fora: This project will facilitate cooperation between member economies, internal stakeholder, and external stakeholder such as EPWG, ADPC, ADRC, PDC, World Bank and TPTWG to contribute and comment on the plans and outputs of the project in avoiding duplication of work

Monitoring and Evaluation

This project will be monitored internally and externally by EWPG and APEC, where external monitoring involves APEC project management, i.e. independent assessment, and internal monitoring is the actions we will take to ensure the deliverables. The project overseer will be in charge of generating new ideas and monitoring the general direction of the project.

On the other hand, it is a regular procedure in Chinese Taipei that each project under any individual institute should be evaluated externally by an evaluation committee through three phases, proposal, midterm, and final, and a progress report on the project will also conducted internally to evaluate on effectiveness, contents of the projects, and budge use.

To measure the achievements of the project, we seek to conduct midterm reviews on the effectiveness of the project, and we will conduct a survey to the stakeholders at the end of the final phase to seek their comments and suggestions on the successfulness and contribution of this project. The questionnaire will be outcome-focused, and will ask straight forward questions to ensure the effectiveness of the project. The suggested indicators to monitor the project include:

a) The project will invite and collect at least 80 surveys from 14 member economies.

b) At delivering the proposed workshop, 80 participants including APEC members and domestic ones will attend.

c) Whether the results of regional survey clearly depict emerging demands, necessary knowledge, required technology and business opportunity that need cross-fora synergy to promote.

d) Whether outcomes of the phase 1 project provide feasible solutions to filling information gaps of emergency preparedness

e) Whether the action plan will help to improve safety of business operation and offer the best information for safer and smarter investment.

f) Whether gender-balanced information highlights the gender equity of preparedness and access of information.

g) Whether a trans-boundary synergy will be formulated to assist in capacity building on big data and promotion in preparing open data for sharing. The benefits of trans-boundary information will directly help business operation control risk and handle emergency.

Linkages

Engagement: 

This project follows EPWG’s recent collaborations with SMEWG, TPTWG, CTWG, UNISDR and World Bank that proves a true crosscutting and regional demand. A joint statement signed by EPWG and SMEWG in 2014 supports EWPG to further develop actions on strengthening resilience at SMEs level. In recent two years, EPWG and TPTWG jointly co-sponsored Global Supply Chain Resilience Phase 1 (Indonesia, July 2013) and Phase 2 (New Zealand, March 2014) initiatives to explore ways for enhancing trade environment. A joint workshop between CTWG and EWPG to be held in Chinese Taipei directly highlight importance of critical infrastructure protection.

And EPWG’s strategic plan and relevant workshops also demand concrete actions on capacity building on actionable information sharing. In the 6th Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, EPWG made a presentation about APEC’s contribution on promoting private sector’s engagement in disaster risk reduction and sharing of open information is an achievement that amazed UN and other regional participants. During the whole process, prominent regional institutes like ADRC, ADPC and PCD will actively join the project to widen the scope of regional understanding on application big data and open data on emergency preparedness.

The suggestions delivered by the project will help all stakeholders to enhance the overall capability of emergency preparedness in the APEC region. Cross-fora collaboration and implementation will provide the best platform to build up linkage between business management and disaster risk management.

Non-APEC stakeholders: 

Non-APEC stakeholders from both public and private sectors will be involved in the organization and participation of the workshop. At least four non-APEC organizations will be involved, such as ABAC and ADRC, APDC and PDC. ABAC will be invited to participate in the survey and meetings. ADRC, ADPC and PDC are well-known organization dedicating to enhancing disaster resilience and using information technology on disaster management. Non-APEC stakeholders will help to provide or recommend experts and trainers; share information; provide consultation to the study; and participate in recommendation and action plan. The project will also seek cooperation with other external stakeholders to assist in disseminating the outcomes of the project, where the possible external stakeholders are UNISDR, ASEAN and PECC.

Previous work: 

This proposal builds on two previous projects. One is “Improving Natural Disaster Resilience of APEC SMEs to Facilitate Trade and Investment”, which is a MYP under SMEWG and discusses a variety of topics and best practices related to BCPs. Referring to the conclusions of this previous project, our project will further develop how to provide assistance by introducing digital preparedness for disaster management.

The second project is “Global Supply Chain Resilience - Phase 1 and 2,” which seeks to develop and share practical information to improve emergency preparedness and resilience of the supply chain, and reduce adverse impacts of hazards on the supply chain. As determined in the first phase of this project, the mission is, “To improve viability of businesses and the physical and social infrastructure in the APEC region and its member economies by enabling the resilience of the supply chain for disaster situations.” From its seven recommendations for future work, it also highlights importance of information sharing and facilitation.

The third project is “The World Bank’s Global Facility for Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (Open Data for Resilience Initiative, OPENDRI)” and its pilot project in Indonesia will be of good reference and basis to build on.  To collaborate with The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR, a global partnership managed by the World Bank) to assist APEC economies in reducing the vulnerabilities to natural hazards and adapt to climate change in the spirit of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and the future HFA2.

APEC’s comparative advantage:

APEC is the best source to fund this project because the activities of this project will contribute directly to helping all APEC members, especially developing economies. According to studies conducted within APEC fora that clearly identify the emerging needs of applying big data and open data for emergency preparedness. From public sector to private industry or individuals, information generated from big data and open data is vital for strategy of disaster risk reduction, operation of emergency relief, planning for business continuity management and sustainable development of economy and livelihood. APEC region provides the best platform about how to use big data to create in-depth views for better policy on disaster management; and why open data builds up the late mile to enhance information coverage among the general public. In order to integrate big data for application, APEC-wide strategies are required to get all stakeholders involved. For example standardized data formats and information exchange mechanism, these are two fundamental elements to succeed multilateral collaboration. Other than government, private sector also produces informative big data and offers a dense network to disseminate in-time information.

Sustainability

This project is implemented to increase the incentive to members for participating relevant activities, which will in term lead to increasing application of ICT for emergency preparedness. In order to continue to have impact after the APEC funding is finished, the project has designed following procedures to further promote APEC’s influences:

a) After project completion, member economies are encouraged to utilize the outcomes of this project. In the long run, member economies are also encouraged to update their capacity of using big data and open data to emergency preparedness.

b) An upgraded EPWG satellite website to continue e-learning and e-haring of project’s outcomes. According to October’s progress report, the upgraded website is to be formally announced in late October or early November.

c) As the expert group is composed of ADPC, ADRC, PCD and NCDR, the group will carry out analysis and coordinate support.

d) During delivering the workshop, the PO will invite speakers to share experiences and best practices of using big data and open data in case of large-scale disasters. Case studies presented by Japan, Chinese Taipei, the US and China will present case of success and failures. These inputs and discussions will pave the foundation for Phase 2. Especially, the gaps of information sharing, demands of techniques of data applications and information for safer and smarter investment are goals for Phase 2 to carry on.

e) For Phase 2, based on the framework study and suggestions of Phase 1, the PO will seek funds support of APEC and Chinese Taipei to ensure its continuity.

f) The project will seek collaboration with the APEC SME Crisis Management Center (SCMC) to disseminate best practices in contributing member economies, using SCMC’s resource such as web sites, columns and newsletters, to stimulate interest and demand in related information.

g) Nodes and network of APEC Digital Opportunity Center will help to reach local communities and SMEs to teach them the advantages of taking use of project outputs to increase disaster resilience.

h) Open data like disaster alert will directly benefit the general public taking preventive actions and business sector preventing from business interruptions.

i) For Phase 2, the project will invite contributions by the private sector to engage their resources, techniques, experiences and connections for building up digital emergency preparedness of natural hazards.

Project Overseers

The project overseer will be Dr. Hongey Chen (Tel: + 886-2-8195-8704, Email: hchen@ntu.edu.tw), Director, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction and Professor, Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University. His current assignment is designed to support and improve emergency response to natural hazards in Chines Taipei. Dr. Chen has successfully managed and implemented several technical assignments as well as international workshops.

The main point of contact responsible for this project is Dr. Wei-Sen Li (Tel: +886-2-8195-8704, Email: li.weisen@ncdr.nat.gov.tw), Secretary-General, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction and Co-Chair, APEC Emergency Preparedness Working Group.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Not Applicable.

Waivers

Time

Payment request

Justification

Jan –  October  2015

25%

Advance for Waiver

It is necessary to facilitate participation of developing economies on air-travel, accommodation and per diems drawdown.

1. According to the APEC project guidebook, two participants from each of the 11 travel-eligible economies will be funded by APEC to attend the workshop.

2. As some of the speakers may be from governments, non-member participation or international organizations, waiver is sought for their travel expenses including airfare and per diem. The name list of waiver receivers is required to circulate among member economies for the specific approval, and then the result will be sent to the APEC Secretariat for permission.

3. If residual of APEC funds for 11 travel-eligible member economies was found due to their absence, the residual could be applied to APEC travel-eligible member economies in urgent need under permission by APEC Secretariat.

4. Under certain condition in order to facilitate the participation of economies, advance payment for participants from some travel-eligible economies may be requested for travel.

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