By Adele Waugaman
Exactly one month ago I offered this guest post about the deployment of emergency telecommunications specialists to Georgia to help reconnect communications and communities in the aftermath of the conflict in the breakaway region of South Ossetia that injured hundreds, and displaced tens of thousands from their homes.
The UN Foundation-Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership supported two teams of telecommunications specialists that deployed immediately to affected areas — Télécoms Sans Frontièrs (TSF), an NGO specializing in post-emergency communications, and World Food Programme (WFP) the UN’s lead agency tasked with security communications.
See TSF at work in Georgia here:
And learn about the WFP’S special program, funded by the Technology Partnership, to improve ICT coordination for humanitarian aid workers, like those deployed to Georgia, and more recently, Haiti, here.