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Give a man internet & he’ll surf for a day, teach him how to network and he’ll email you forever…

A big part of our work is sharing our knowledge and making sure that we leave the communities to whose aid we come better prepared. That means that we teach them to maintain the technology that we provide them with.

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Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda After action report.

Our deployment in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda drew to a close on April 14th this year. With an estimated 163 days this was Disaster Tech Lab’s longest deployment to date. We’ve now completed our After Action Report. Following are

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March 2014 Arapal Camp: communication, medical care & resilience.

On March 3rd a two-man team flew from Ireland via Manila to Cebu in the Philippines for a short 1 week deployment in Arapal Camp. Their mission was to assess the ongoing communications project and plan the implementation of further

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Phase 2 Arapal Camp network: VSAT dish installation.

Just before Christmas last year Eric & Sean completed phase 1 of the Camp Arapal network. This consisted of the installation of an Aruba Networks controller, 2 wifi access points and a 3G router in one of the buildings at

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December 21st Philippines update: Bantayan.

The last 9 days have seen our work in Cebu has seen a lot of progress.  On December the 13th Sean arrived from Dublin together with a big bag of medical supplies. Sean’s primary task was to carry out a

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Philippines progress update.

Progress has been made but there is much more to do! Yesterday our Swedish volunteer Rickard departed for home and handed over the tech work to Eric who had arrived from the US the day before. Yesterday also saw Sean,

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December 4th 2013, Cebu Philippines update

Our advance team has been following up on the planning and communications we have had prior to their deployment. They have established direct contact with doctors at local hospitals in Cebu in order to more closely assess needs for medical

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Arapal Camp, Bogo, Cebu.

While assessing damage caused by typhoon Yolanda last week we were contacted by someone from Christian Relief Fund and international charity which also operates in the Philippines. They had been working at a location called Arapal Camp in a rural

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