HumaniNet ICT Information Service
The HumaniNet ICT Information Service is designed for humanitarian
and missionary field teams and managers. The information
presented here was selected for its usefulness to humanitarian
organizations and offers practical assistance on information
and communications technologies (ICT). We include feedback,
tips, and articles from field users, and we welcome their
Since we cannot test and verify all of this information,
we remind users and other readers to verify all information
independently before using it for purchasing or operational
The latest developments in satellite communications and more.
Aid and relief workers need affordable
Internet access wherever they work. They seldom have staff
resources or time to find solutions that work in the field.
Our Satcom section is designed
to help people who need these answers. Read
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Visit our Maps 2.0 site, which offers information, resources, and tutorials on geospatial information systems, commonly known as GIS, and the rapidly increasing use of online mapping tools like Google Earth.
Satellite terminals, VoIP, and PDAs provide new ways to
communicate from remote locations. But at some point,
the batteries run out, and you have to recharge. Read
Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and small notebook computers are becoming more reliable and prevalent. But how do you know which device fits
your specific needs and field situations? Read
Visit the AED-SATELLIFE site for current, useful information on health-related information technologies.
An online resource and conversation at the intersection of technology and international development. Leading technology innovators and international development practitioners from around the world share ideas to improve efforts to enrich the lives of the world's poor.
Updated June 1, 2009