The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) is a global network of organizations that work together to provide shared communications services in humanitarian emergencies.

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26 October 2018
What's the optimal way to use drones for disaster management? As global lead agency of the ETC, the World Food Programme (WFP) is committed to facilitating local coordination on the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for emergency preparedness and response. When states and partners come together to leverage technology for humanitarian purposes, they help each other build capacities that last. Read on for a story of cooperation and progress.


Erbil, Iraq
16 December 2018 - 9:30 am GMT to 19 December 2018 - 2:30 pm GMT
Suva, Fiji
04 December 2018 - 10:00 am GMT to 07 December 2018 - 6:00 pm GMT
Roseau, Dominica
04 December 2018 - 10:00 am GMT to 06 December 2018 - 6:30 pm GMT