A triumphant year for the ETC despite layered crises

If 2020 has proven anything, it is the transformative power of communications technology in a world suddenly upended.

By Enrica Porcari, Chair of the ETC / Chief Information Officer and Director of Technology, WFP.

Members of the Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) team walk through Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, in August 2020. Photo: WFP/ETS.
ETC Coordinator in the Pacific — Shantal Boodhun — prepares satellite terminals before showing the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) how to use them. Photo: WFP/ETC.
An ETC officer during an evaluation mission to Bria, Central African Republic, October 2020. Photo: WFP/ETC.

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