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VOICES of Experts

This page contains interviews with experts concerned about the use of Aerial Photos.

Experience has shown that Aerial Photos are sometimes not perceived as important in Planning, Management, Coordination and Decision Making Processes, especially from decision makers not involved in operations. Hence the Web page “Voices of Expert” is thought to demonstrate the necessity of Aerial Photos in the various fields also apart from Disaster Management. It is envisage to collect multiple expert opinion in the view to provide examples, suggestions and ideas.

The first set of opinions were collected from experts -working for different organisations in the Recovery Phase of the Haiti Earthquake- the interviews are in English with the respective subtitles (Videos with subtitles in other languages are available on the corresponding APDER web site).

UN HABITAT Beneficiary Participation

The following video was produced in June 2010. 
This is the Interview of the Head of Office of UN HABITAT or UNHSP (United Nations Human Settlement Programme) Mr. Jean Christoph ADRIAN. It took place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

.....to engage properly with the communities .....Aerial Photos of the neighbourhoods will be key instruments to plan together with the community....

Shelter Cluster - Assessment and decision making process

The next video was produced in June 2010. 
Mr. Gerhard Tauscher, the Shelter Cluster Coordinator from the IFRC (International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) was Interviewed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

.....Aerial photos help a lot as quick assessment tool to have an overview about the damages .........to give politicians and decionmakers an overview on the impact – to visualise and to take the political decisión..... 

Camp Coordination Cluster - IOM ‎(International Organisation of Migration)‎

The following video was produced in June 2010. 
This Interview is with the Senior Site Planning Officer from IOM (International Organisation of Migration) Mr. Sean SCALES and took place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

……we prefer Aerial Photos because they give us a clearer picture in terms of the topographical layout of a wider area………being to identify the overall impact of the development of a camp…..this is something what you don´t get with the overall view from satellite images.........