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chance to participate in a training on emergency telecommunications!
ITU and the
US Telecoms Training Institute (USTTI) launched a competition on emergency
competition was opened to nationals from developing countries. A list of those
countries is available here.
will participate in a two-week training on emergency telecommunications.
Organized by USTTI, the training will be taught in English and will take place
from 21 October to 1 November 2019 in Washington, DC, USA. Training, travel and
accommodation expenses will be covered by ITU and USTTI.Participants
will be trained on the development of their country’s use of ICTs for disaster
risk reduction and management and their national emergency telecommunications
Submissions included an application and an essay in response to three questions on
emergency telecommunications. The deadline was on 15 March 2019. The detailed
guidelines as well as a link to the application form available here.
Entries were reviewed by ITU and USTTI and winners were announced at the 2019
edition of the World Summit on the Information Society (8-12 April).
"I am delighted to partner with USTTI towards enhancing capacity
building on emergency telecommunications. Extreme weather events linked to
climate change are becoming increasingly frequent. It is therefore crucial that
we strengthen people’s skills on the use of technologies for disaster risk
reduction and management and for the development of national emergency
- Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU
"The USTTI is honored to partner with the ITU to conduct this competition
that will enable officials to participate in the USTTI’s Emergency
Telecommunications training sequence. The training courses will address
disaster communications preparedness and response and will share important
information on the best practices that can save lives and limit the impact of
natural and manmade disasters. We look forward to hosting the winners of the
competition later this year and to continuing the USTTI’s ongoing collaboration
with the ITU."
- James J. O’Connor, President, United States Telecommunications Training