Mobile for Development – Disaster Response : Humanitarian Connectivity; Digitising Disaster Response
Mobile technology and Mobile Network Operators are playing an increasingly active, and an increasingly important, role in humanitarian preparedness and response. From connectivity and information access for displaced populations, to mobile money enabled humanitarian cash transfers for communities impacted by disaster, humanitarian responses are becoming more digital. This session will detail some of the main opportunities presented by this digital shift, as well as providing a platform for discussion on how existing challenges and barriers can be overcome.
The session will be framed under the banner of the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, an industry initiative uniting more than 100 MNOs, as well as humanitarian and technical partners, committed to ensuring connectivity can support affected populations in times of disaster and crisis. The session will see the launch of a new report, providing insights into the socio-economic impact of mobile on the lives of refugee populations. To register your interest please email : [email protected]