WIT Press


Sudan’s Approach To Knowledge Management In Disaster Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DMAN150041

Volume

150

Pages

9

Page Range

39 - 47

Published

2015

Size

187 kb

Author(s)

M. A. E. Boshara, P. C. Woods, N. E. M. Elshaiekh

Abstract

An incident tracing system (ITS) is an online rapid assessment system to track and monitor disasters that may affect the country. A mixed method used to collect needed data to conduct the research (documents, interviews, and observations). It is composed of a set of modules implemented by a coordinated group of humanitarian experts to support the core functions that should be undertaken in disasters. The tools implemented for disaster risk management program monitoring. The initiative was focused on linking the humanitarian actors and providing a platform for collaboration. This collaborative online platform should facilitate interaction and assist the exchange of knowledge. This paper proposes the implementation of ITS as a comprehensive knowledge management system for disaster management with a sustainable data collection mechanism for reliable and timely information management to support decision makers in making the right decisions in a timely manner. ITS explains how KM can be brought to non-normal situations (disasters) and decision-making in disaster management practice. In a country like Sudan, ITS has played a valuable role in achieving disaster management objectives by leveraging existing knowledge, converting new knowledge into action and aid in early warning.

Keywords

knowledge management, disaster management, incident tracking system, web application