48333-001: Applying Space-Based Technology and Information and Communication Technology to Strengthen Disaster Resilience | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Applying Space-Based Technology and Information and Communication Technology to Strengthen Disaster Resilience

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48333-001 Status: Closed

The techical assistance (TA) aims to establish a more information-based Disaster Risk Management through the application of Space-based Technology (SBT) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The TA will have the following outputs: (i) SBT and ICT applied for information collection, sharing and utilization for disaster risk reduction, post disaster response, recovery and reconstruction in the selected communities in one or two pilot cities in each pilot country, (ii) knowledge shared regarding sustainable SBT and ICT applications for DRM in each pilot country and the knowledge in pilot countries shared in the region, and (iii) policy guidelines developed regarding sustainable SBT and ICT applications for DRM in each pilot country.

Project Details

Project Officer
Yahata, Tadayoshi SDSC Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Information and communication technology
 
Project Name Applying Space-Based Technology and Information and Communication Technology to Strengthen Disaster Resilience
Project Number 48333-001
Country Regional
Armenia
Bangladesh
Fiji
Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8884-REG: Applying Space-based Technology and Information and Communication Technology to Strengthen Disaster Resilience
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The techical assistance (TA) aims to establish a more information-based Disaster Risk Management through the application of Space-based Technology (SBT) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The TA will have the following outputs: (i) SBT and ICT applied for information collection, sharing and utilization for disaster risk reduction, post disaster response, recovery and reconstruction in the selected communities in one or two pilot cities in each pilot country, (ii) knowledge shared regarding sustainable SBT and ICT applications for DRM in each pilot country and the knowledge in pilot countries shared in the region, and (iii) policy guidelines developed regarding sustainable SBT and ICT applications for DRM in each pilot country.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Asia Pacific region has increasingly been subject to all major types of natural hazards and natural disasters. This has intensified the need for strengthened information systems for disaster resilience and timely support post disaster.

In this light, this TA aims to contribute to establish more information-based DRM by improving the quality and timeliness of information for disaster preparedness and response using SBT and ICT. It will be able to assist DMCs in improving local capacity to collect and share reliable and timely disaster related data at a local government and community level to strengthen their disaster resilience and support timely post-disaster response, recovery and reconstruction efforts.

Impact More information-based DRM
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved quality and timeliness of information for disaster preparedness and response using SBT and ICT in the pilot DMCs
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. SBT and ICT applied for information collection, sharing and utilization for disaster risk reduction, post disaster response, recovery and reconstruction in the selected communities in one or two pilot cities in each pilot country

2. Knowledge shared regarding sustainable SBT and ICT applications for DRM

3. Policy guidelines developed regarding sustainable SBT and ICT applications for DRM in each pilot country

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The TA engaged three consulting firms to implement the TA activities regarding (i) development of ICT tools; (ii) satellite data processing for disaster damage assessment; (iii) project management, methodology and policy guideline development and knowledge dissemination. The implementation activities are in close coordination with the Ministry of Emergency Situation (MES) in Armenia, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) with the support of the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) in Bangladesh, the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) in Fiji, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines.

A final regional workshop was held in July 2017 where DMC participants (i) shared knowledge among TA implementing agencies in the four countries, (ii) discussed policy recommendations and mechanisms to improve the use of SBT and ICT to strengthen disaster resilience and (iii) established potential partnerships and approaches to scale up the project.

The TA is closing on 30 September 2017. Final reports and expected deliverables are being completed.

Geographical Location Armenia - Nation-wide; Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require 144 person-months of consulting services (32 person-months international and 112 person-months national to implement the TA components in the pilot countries. All consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The consultants will work under the overall supervision of ADB.
Procurement Any procurement under this TA will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB''s Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook. At the end of the TA, equipment purchased through the shopping method under the TA will be assigned to the agencies concerned in the DMCs.
Responsible ADB Officer Yahata, Tadayoshi
Responsible ADB Department SDSC
Responsible ADB Division SDSC-URB
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Oct 2014
Fact Finding 01 Jul 2014 to 30 Sep 2014
MRM -
Approval 31 Mar 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Sep 2017

TA 8884-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2017 30 Sep 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 31 Mar 2015 1,844,151.62

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8884 16 Oct 2015 Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) in association with Asian Disaster Reduction Center (Japan) Km. 42 Paholyothin Highway, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand Asian Development Bank 1,131,976.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8884 05 Oct 2015 Pasco Corporation (PASCO, Japan) 1-1-2 Higashiyama Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 153-0 Asian Development Bank 199,226.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8884 24 Sep 2015 Geothings Inc. (Taipei,China) Rm. 233-1, Bldg. 53, No. 195 Sec .4, Chungshing Rd., 310 Chutung Taipei,China Asian Development Bank 191,190.00

Procurement Plan

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