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  1. New Technologies & Solutions in Humanitarian Emergency Response

  2. New reality, new solutions New Disasters More complex, more + New Technology Advancements + New Partners Governments, Private companies = NEW SOLUTIONS • Emergency.lu • WIDER: Wireless LAN in Disaster Emergency Response • EPIC: Emergency Preparedness Integration Centre

  3. TECHNOLOGY: emergency.lu SOLUTION: Preparedness & Coordination PARTNER: Government of Luxembourg

  4. emergency.lu • Solution to fill communication gap in first stage of emergency operation • Multi-layer platform consisting of: • Satellite infrastructure • Communication and coordination services • Transportation • Collaborate with UN agencies for integration into existing infrastructures • Initial partnership with WFP as global lead of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) • Operational by January 2012

  5. TECHNOLOGY: WIDER SOLUTION FOR: Internet & voice connectivity in emergencies PARTNER: Ericsson

  6. WIDER • Wireless LAN in Disaster & Emergency Response • One common satellite connection • Local traffic remains local • Cost effective, reliable, secure • Easy installation • High bandwidth • Minimizes maintenance resources and equipment • Enables mobility through wireless access • Access restrictions after first phase to provide better services to users

  7. TECHNOLOGY: EPIC Emergency Preparedness Integration Centre SOLUTION: Communications & Coordination PARTNER: Humanitarian Organizations

  8. Emergency Preparedness Integration Centre • Multi-faceted solution to support preparedness and response • Capacity to Communicate • Communication Interoperability • Desktop computers, fixed and mobile phones, EPIC handheld devices, digital and analogue radios • Access to Information • Online portal • Custom applications • Empowering mobile workforce • Safety & Security • Situational awareness, embedded GPS • Staff and asset tracking • Emergency messaging, alerting

  9. Solutions developed for the humanitarian community, by the humanitarian community