Our mission is to provide assistance in ICT (information and communications technologies) to a broad spectrum of users, and we welcome the opportunity to assist any nonprofit organization. Our mission statement can be reviewed in our Summary.
The HumaniNet network currently numbers over 80 humanitarian and mission organizations. We have assisted over 150 field teams, a number that is growing every month.
is, first and foremost, an information resource. We do not conduct
field implementations or installations, but we can refer field
users to people who do. These HumaniNet Service Providers have
experience in working with humanitarian teams and extend discounted
prices to nonprofit organizations.
- Our ICT
Information Service, accessed through the ICT
Support button on our Home page, is our users' primary reference
for the ICT areas we research. This section of our Web site
is the "first stop" for those seeking up-to-date information.
- We are
also able to answer email inquiries in the covered areas, which
include global communications generally, global Internet access,
and portable communications, to include medical tools and medical
libraries for handheld and tablet devices.
the HumaniNet team conducts research, often in collaboration
with experienced managers in technology companies, on ICT solutions
for field users. A recent example is our testing of voice-over-IP
(voice over Internet) using the RBGAN satellite terminal (see
ICT Features section for this report).
services to the humanitarian community by:
reaching out to humanitarian organizations of all sizes and
the value of researching and sharing ICT information with NGOs.
deployment of ICT solutions. We have assisted in the deployment
of satellite phones and terminals to over 20 countries, establishing
HumaniNet as an informed and capable advisory and support service.
NGOs to reduce costs through the HumaniNet Service Provider
Program. HumaniNet has identified business partners with proven
performance in supporting NGOs in the field and which offer
excellent pricing and service to humanitarian teams.
Over the coming
year, we will focus on the planned new BGAN satellite modem, which
will bring greater bandwidth at lower cost to users globally,
and on the possibilities of Voice over IP (VoIP) and Web conferencing.
In addition, we will continue our investigation of portable (handheld
and tablet) computers and medical software for these devices.
Finally, we are strengthening our partnerships with qualified
providers of VSAT broadband satellite solutions, including wireless
a list of the organizations we have assisted, please see our Field