The private sector and humanitarian response – a podcast with the World Food Programme
Alpha Bah of the World Food Programme
ICT and in particular mobile communication has been proven to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response. A key consideration is knowing what technology to leverage and how to best make use of data and partners. The United Nations World Food Programme is one of Ericsson’s key partners within the UN Emergency Telecom Cluster (ETC), providing vital communications services in humanitarian emergencies.
In this podcast from the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Elaine Weidman Grunewald, VP Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility for Ericsson, talks with Alpha Bah, Chief, ETC & IT Emergency Coordination Branch, World Food Programme, about how connectivity is playing an ever-more central role in humanitarian response.