#UnaSolaFuerza : how ICTs became central to Peru’s aid efforts following the El Niño-floods in 2017

The El Niño Phenomenon is a periodic weather pattern that occurs with a frequency of 10-20 years. The surface temperature of the Pacific Ocean around the equator rises which usually increases precipitations in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.  In March 2017, a particularly strong El Niño-episode caused extreme rainfall and floods …

Introducing the Serval Mesh – an open source mesh telephone system piloted in Vanuatu

Information communication technologies (ICTs) have become a lifeline for people affected by disasters. ICTs help them to maintain contact with family and friends, and provide access to information, for example: where to find food, shelter or medical assistance. However, what happens when the traditional forms of ICTs, such as cellular …