Visit Vizocom at the 36th WGET forum in Dubai
Date posted: April 27, 2015 - UAE, Dubai
Vizocom, a leading global IT and Communications company is actively participating and exhibiting in 36th Session of the Working Group for Emergency Telecommunications (WGET) – ICT Humanitarian Innovation Forum to take place at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower in Dubai, UAE.
WGET is one of the largest forums, bringing together national governments, United Nations organizations, NGOs, inter-governmental organizations, the private sector, and academia with shared interests related to regulatory, operational and technical aspects of ICT in disaster relief.
The two-day event on the 29th and 30th of April, promotes innovation and partnerships within the humanitarian relief and information technology arenas. The forum also features a two day program of presentations with an opening address from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Vizocom’s participation indicates our continuous commitment to UN OCHA as well as other humanitarian and non-governmental organizations working to help people in need across Africa, Middle East and South America. We believe providing internet and data communications to remote and harsh environments is the basis for humanitarian action and close collaboration with UN as well as other interested parties in WGET event is ensures that we play our part as a global IT and communications provider.
Vizocom is a leading Information and Communications Technology company with special focus and expertise on providing internet and VSAT services, IT and ELV infrastructure solutions and integration in remote regions throughout the world. Vizocom caters to Fortune 1000 companies with a focus on governments, NGOs, and security companies as well as the O&G, mining and construction markets. While Vizocom’s Satellite services are global, it focuses on the emerging markets in Asia, Africa and South America.
The Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications (WGET) is an open forum to facilitate the operational use of telecommunications in the service of humanitarian assistance. The forum seeks to increase the effectiveness of its participants related to regulatory, operational and technical aspects of telecommunications for disaster relief.
Established in 1996, The Working Group for Emergency Telecommunications (WGET) is a technical forum promoting collaboration on interagency telecommunications issues an integrated with the UN Interagency Standing Committee (IASC) system of working groups supporting humanitarian action, specifically providing support to the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC).
The mission of the WGET forum is to increase the effectiveness of its participants in supporting the operational and technical aspects of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Humanitarian and Disaster relief by assisting operational partners in envisioning the future technological requirements. This is undertaken through fostering innovation and promotion of partnerships where the forum brings together national Governments, United Nations entities, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Inter-Governmental Organizations, private sector and academia with shared interests related to regulatory, operational and technical aspects of ICT in disaster relief.
For more information, visit their website at www.wgetforum.org