Nepal emergency communications
$2,061 of $2,500 goal
The earthquake killed 8,000 people, uinjured over 18,000 and caused widespread damage and destruction.
There has been a huge influx of aid organisations but now, only a few weeks after the quake, these are already leaving Nepal.
What is left behind is a country which has a long road of recovery ahead of it. The challenge will be to be come out of this better prepared for the next earthquake. And there will be another one. In the 2 weeks since the quake there have been 36 other ones ranging in strenght.
Disaster Tech Lab is partnering with "Operation Mobilisation" an NGO which has been working in Nepal for many years. "Operation Mobilisation" runs numerous aid programs and their compound just South of Kathmandu served as a hub for a lot of responding organisation during the current relief effort.
One of the challenges they face is communications. They need better internect access as well as a better way to communicate with their field teams both before and during a disaster situation.
Disaster Tech Lab is mobilising a team of techs to travel to Nepal. They will work to improve the Internet access at the OM compound, build a local WiFi network, and establish point-to-point wireless links to a number of locations. In addition to this they will provide VoIP and videoconferencing services.
As usual we need your support in this. While we are an organisation which works to accomplish things at a minimal costs we still have operational expenses that need to be met. So please donate and share this page with your friends, family and co-workers.
For more details on our organisation please visit our website: www.disastertechlab.org
That's $300 left to go.
Come on people please help us reach our goal!
Our mission to Nepal has now been completed and the team has returned home since yesterday.
Overcoming a number of challenges due to local conditions they have built a wireless link from a location in Kathmandu city to the Operation Mobilisation building South of the city. This link provides the building with a stable 12Mbps internet service compared to the previous service which was a highly unreliable 1Mbps.
We also installed Aerohive wireless access points on all floors so that the whole building now has wireless internet access.
This improved level of communications will greatly assist Operation Mobilisation and the other humanitarian organisations that use the building to better coordinate their work.
However during this deployment we incurred a number of unexpected costs. To cover these we need to raise $1000 euro before the end of this week.
Please make a donation today if you can and share this page with your friends, family and co-workers,.
We are giving a special reward to the donor who brings us across the $1000 mark. More details about this shortly.
Regards, Evert Bopp.
Founder, Disaster Tech Lab
Emergency Communication Services
The team members are coming from all over the globe; Australia, Belgium, UK and the USA. They will be staying and working in Nepal for 12 days returning on June 29th.
They are bringing a substantial amount of equipment
which has been donated by Cambium Networks. The team will also be carrying GPS trackers by Globalstar so that we can keep an eye on their whereabouts and safety..
However we require your donations to help us meet the operational costs.
Please make a donation today!