*Riccardo Corrado is an assistant professor and Chair of the ICT program at the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP), and advisor to the Cambodian Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC).
Southeast Asia is known for its vulnerability to natural disasters that between 2012 and 2018, this region incurred an estimated loss of USD 16 billion annually. Even though the ASEAN regional grouping recognized this problem, as evidenced in the established of the Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response in 2009, the region is still pretty much rampant by natural disasters because the disaster management policy being put in place requires more technology-oriented mechanisms. With that said, ICTs or specifically AI-driven solutions are proven to be able to offer a pool of affordances in relations to effective and timely disaster management. This Aide Memoire will explore the cycle of disaster management powered by ICTs and AI in different stages.