Key Telecommunications Services Free for NGOs working in Haiti

Published on 15 February 2010

WFP has created an NGO section in the front page of the ICT Humanitarian Emergency Platform website www.wfp.org/ict-emergency. The information is in English, French and Spanish.

The section contains information on key telecommunications services that NGOs working in Haiti can have access to for free: 

- Wireless Internet access;
- Internet café with basic print/scan/fax
- Security communications consisting of a VHF/UHF and HF networks with radio rooms operational 24 x 7 in all the areas of operations in Haiti, and in the key areas in Dominican Republic;
- Specific communication channels dedicated to NGOs
- Training of radio users on request. Formal training program to be offered shortly.
- Liaison with government authorities for frequency licensing, equipment and other services;
- Technical assistance (i.e. programming radios).

To get access to these services and for more information on assistance, NGOs can contact Dane.Novarlic@wfp.org