In achieving ETC2020, the ETC will not be afraid to experiment. These will be conducted in diverse field operating and simulated environments. The outcomes and lessons from these projects will inform the strategy, ensuring it remains relevant for the contexts in which the ETC operates.

ETC2020 Projects will be progressively rolled out in a number of countries. Suggestions are welcome for ETC2020 Projects in other disaster risk countries.

The following ETC2020 Projects are ongoing:

Start/End dates: 
Formally activated on 30 November 2016
Status: 
Active

The World Food Programme (WFP), global lead of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), is actively working on ETC preparedness activities in the Pacific Island region. In September 2015, WFP opened an office in Suva, Fiji, to support emergency preparedness in three sectors - Food Security, Logistics, and Emergency Telecommunications - across the Pacific Islands. On 30 November 2016, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster for the Pacific was officially activated under the structure of the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT).

Start/End dates: 
2015/ 2016
Status: 
Completed

The ETC2020 Project in Nepal focused on Communications as Aid and aimed to support government, humanitarian, media and private sector actors to develop a preparedness plan for an ICT response to future disasters, with a specific focus on enabling faster and better communication among communities in times of disaster.

Start/End dates: 
2015 / 2016
Status: 
Completed

The ETC2020 Pilot Project in the Philippines focused on “Increased Communications Resilience to Disasters”, “Improved and Decentralised Response Readiness” and “Enhanced Communications and Energy”, with the aim of empowering MNOs in the Philippines with the ability to recover connectivity and communication services as quickly as possible to serve affected populations, government and the humanitarian response community, especially after a disaster.

Start/End dates: 
2015 / 2016
Status: 
Completed

The ETC2020 Project in Haiti will focus on Improved and Decentralised Response Readiness. 

Start/End dates: 
Launched
Status: 
Continuing

The ETC2020 Strategy states that the ETC will produce charters for the management of mutually-beneficial and committed parnterships between humanitarian, government, private sector, academic and other stakeholder organisations. 

 

Be Involved

The ETC is adoping a partnership approach to undertaking the ETC2020 Projects to benefit from the expertise, experiences and capabilities of different stakeholders, especially the local actors including the government. If you would like to be involved in the projects, contact Global.ETC@wfp.org.