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    Second GET-2016

    Last updated: 31 January 2016
    The Second Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications (GET-2016): Saving Lives took place on January 26-28 in Kuwait. GET-2016 was organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by the Ministry of Communications of the State of Kuwait. The forum provided a platform and an opportunity for participants to discuss the role of Telecommunications/ICT for disaster risk reduction and management.

    Egypt, represented by the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), participated in the event, to discuss and activate bilateral relations with other countries, especially Kuwait, in the ICT field, as well as enhancing the regional presence of ITU and increase its involvement with developing countries in Africa and the Arab World.

    The event provided an opportunity for policy makers and other participants to debate and adopt concrete strategies on how effective disaster risk reduction and management supported by information and communication technology can contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals recently adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.

    GET-2016 served as an international platform to discuss international Emergency Telecommunication policy and disaster risk reduction topics. It  featured discussions on pertinent topics such as disaster preparedness, the Smart Sustainable Development Model initiative, the role of partnerships and financing, alongside country case studies and new developments in technology and innovation.

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