Nauru

ETC Activities

Nauru is a tiny island country in Micronesia and is the world’s smallest island nation, covering just 21 square kilometres (8 sq mi), located significant distances from international markets. Economic and fiscal sustainability remain key concerns for the government.

According to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Nauru relies on a C-band satellite used by Bendigo Bank and an O3b satellite used by Digicel. Digicel is the primary Internet service provider and mobile operator. A second Internet service provider, CENPAC, leases Internet bandwidth from Digicel and distributes it to government and state-owned enterprises. Internet connectivity on the island is very limited and unstable due to the vulnerability of the network infrastructure to bad weather and limited network coverage, with several blind spots.

The ETC is focussed on preparedness activities in Pacific Island countries under its Pacific Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) project, led by WFP.