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In the aftermath of humanitarian disasters, the ability to communicate is crucial to saving lives. Information Technology and Telecommunications experts need to be among the first on the ground to establish communications systems essential to humanitarian relief operations.
As lead of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), the World Food Programme (WFP) relies on partners to help it carry out its crucial work around the world. Different types of organisations are partners with WFP and the ETC: Corporations, Governments, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Stand-by Partners.
There are a number of different ways in which organisations partner with WFP and the ETC:
Cash donations allow the ETC, through WFP, to respond to humanitarian IT needs with speed and efficiency. The flexibility of cash donations means that the funds can be transferred to where they are needed most. Supplies required can then be bought in-country, thereby supporting the local market.
Whether in the form of goods, services, visibility campaigns or human resources, in-kind donations enable the ETC, under the leadership of WFP, to focus on its core mission of providing defined telecommunications services to support humanitarian operations in emergencies.
Stand-by Partners are organisations which provide additional capacity in personnel and facilities to support WFP, and therefore the ETC, in responding to emergencies. See Standby Partners for more information.