02-21-2015 01:28 PM - edited 02-21-2015 01:29 PM
Disaster Tech Lab (a global non-profit) is looking for a number of volunteer wifi engineers for an upcomming deployment to Liberia.
We have received a request by an NGO working there to provide internet access to their HQ where they are training local personnel in decontamination procedures and the use of protective equipment. We will be building a local WLAN, a P2P link and backhauling all this over a VSAT terminal.
The deployment will last 10-14 days and will take place around the middle of March.
We will provide transport, accommodation, food and equipment of course.
Disaster Tech Lab is an non-profit which established in 2010 following the Haiti earthquake. Our organisation has responded to natural disasters in Haiti, various locations in the USA and recently in the Philippines. We’ve worked with the UN, WFP, Red Cross, FEMA and other organisations. Our work has been mentioned in the international press and they were recently quoted in WIRED Magazine. DTL works exclusively with unpaid volunteers and depends on donations to enable them to do their work . Our main focus is on providing internet access and IP based communication services to communities and responding organisations in disaster zones across the globe. In addition to our disaster response work we also research and develop technologies for use in disaster response and humanitarian work.
Aruba Networks has been our main sponsor since 2010.
This opportunity will give volunteers an excellent opportunity to use their skills to help people in need as well as gain an unique experience of using WiFi skills in a challenging and unusual environment.
Full details on the deployment and how to volunteer can be found on our website: http://disastertechlab.org/deployments/liberia-ebola-response-deployment/
For a volunteer opporunity closer to home we also need two volunteers next weekend in Columbia MO: http://disastertechlab.org/2015/02/21/welcome-home-deployment-columbia-mo/