The ETC was activated in 2015 following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake which struck the centre of the country.
Even before, and especially following, the quake Nepal had a well-established ICT Working Group, bringing together humanitarians, private sector and governmental bodies to coordinate emergency preparedness and response for the country. As global lead of the ETC, the World Food Programme (WFP) coordinates the ICT Working Group in Nepal.
Given this cooperative environment, an ETC2020 Pilot Project was conducted Nepal, focusing on Communications with Communities (CwC).
To participate in the ICT Working Group in Nepal, contact: Global.ETC@wfp.org