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Castell Satcom Radio to exhibit at AidEx 2015

The Castell Satcom Radio Team will be exhibiting at AidEx 2015. Visit us at stand E84.

AidEx is the leading international event for professionals in aid and development. They have two annual events:

The flagship conference and exhibition in Brussels (18-19 November) 2 day Conference in Nairobi (September)

AidEx encompasses a conference, exhibition, meeting areas, awards and workshops. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide an annual forum for the visitors to meet, source, supply and learn. Be sure to sign up to our newsletter to get all the latest updates from the sector.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Castell Satcom Radio to exhibit at AIDF Washington 2015

Location: Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington D.C, USA

AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit 2015 | 10/09/2015 - 11/09/2015

The Aid International Development Forum 7th Annual Global Disaster Relief Summit is the world leading gathering for international humanitarian experts at relief agencies, NGOs, UN and government agencies, investors and innovative technology and service providers. The summit strives to enable quicker, safer and better response during crisis and catastrophes in a more sustainable and cost-efficient way.

By attending you’ll hear the latest trends in relief and crisis management, discover new innovations and practical solutions, compare your approaches and benefit from first-hand insight from your peers and partners. AIDF will help you to build long lasting partnerships and more effective collaborations. In only two days you will discover new business opportunities, exchange ideas and influence the global debate on improving disaster relief and recovery.

This summit has been designed to attract the world’s attention through forming an exclusive platform of global expertise and cross-sector engagement, including senior representatives from UN and government agencies, development banks, civil societies and the private sector. Particularly Directors in Operations, Logistics, Procurement, Supplier/ Partner Management, IT and Technology Directors as well as Water Experts, Engineers and Field Managers will benefit from this multi-stream event.

The 36th Session WGET ICT Humanitarian Innovation Forum 29-30 April 2015 Dubai

Castell were pleased to attend this years WGET-ICT Humanitarian Innovation Forum.

This a letter from the Chair, Patrick Gordon.

Dear Colleagues,

The 36th WGET-ICT Humanitarian Innovation Forum that took place in Dubai on 29-30 April was an opportunity for us to come together, meet with partners and continue the conversation on the role of technology in enabling humanitarian actors, affected communities and governments affected by humanitarian crisis.

This year, the ICT Humanitarian week focused on the “ETC 2020” strategic vision”  and enabling digital aid.  During the WGET we explored “Communicating with Affected Communities (CwC)”, which recognizes communications as a basic humanitarian need of affected communities, host governments and aid workers.

Participants sought to develop a shared understanding of requirements, to consider future tools, solutions and partnerships required to address how the humanitarian community should adapt to manage the greater dependencies on technology created by the digital transformation the humanitarian community is currently undergoing. The importance of partnerships to realize the full potential of citizen driven aid and to manage risks was underscored over the two days of the Forum.

The WGET Forum is built on the strength of the community we have collectively created, and I would like to thank you for your support and dedication. I would in particular like to thank our presenters at this year’s Forum, as well as our partner, the International Humanitarian City, and our sponsors Thuraya and Yahsat, for making this year’s event so successful.

I am pleased to announce that a collection of materials presented at the 36th WGET Forum is now available on our website:  There you will also find relevant content from earlier forums and key reference documents.

Many thanks to those of you who provided feedback on the event.  Your inputs have been insightful and will inform the format and content of the next WGET.  Please find link to the survey results.

Also the WGET-ICT Humanitarian Forum on  LinkedIn, the WGET community can collaborate and share relevant content of interest to the community.

The next WGET Forum will be held in the spring of 2016.  A planning meeting will be held this autumn in collaboration the ETC. Further details on this meeting will be shared during the summer. If your organization is interested in hosting the next WGET forum or contributing to the event, please contact us for further information. 

Once again, many thanks to all of you.

Warm regards,

Patrick Gordon

Chair, WGET 

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs


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