As humanitarian IT staff in the field: you are a strong driver for realization of ETC2020. Your local knowledge is vital in mapping communications capacities and needs before emergencies happen. As part of ETC Working Groups, you can join shared initiatives, contribute to meeting needs, as well as benefit from enhanced services. You will engage with new partners, learn about new technologies and deliver innovative projects to help achieve the ETC2020 vision.
As a person affected by disaster: you and your community are the first responders in your country, and the ETC network will be there to support you. We will facilitate provision of services to better meet your communications needs, working with our current and future network of humanitarian, government and private sector partners. Through response readiness and disaster resilience activities, we will strengthen your capacity to respond, ensuring access to vital communications services and digital aid.
As an ETC member: you have already endorsed the strategy and are encouraged to contribute to its realisation. You are involved with developing and implementing quick wins, tactical working groups and pilot projects. Your support is essential to advocate for the strategy itself, enlisting support within your organization and across the wider response community.
As private sector: you can collaborate and innovate with the ETC to transform the delivery of aid. Through transparent partnerships you can work with the network to research and design enhanced technologies (including energy solutions) for the field, provide resources to support implementation of pilot projects, advocate and help build capacity to achieve ETC2020.
As government: of disaster-prone country, the ETC might reach out to you to see how we can support you with building telecommunications resilience to emergencies, to safeguard infrastructure and restore services in the event of their destruction. We will work with you to assess existing structures, actor and policies, understand gaps and broker relationships with services providers.
As a donor government, you will have the opportunity to partner with the ETC network on a much broader scope of areas, from development of new technologies, to supporting provision of communication services to affected communities.