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ITU Guidelines for National Emergency Telecommunication Plans

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These guidelines assist national authorities and policymakers to develop a clear, flexible and user-friendly framework that guide countries on how to develop a strategic plan to support and enable the continued use of telecommunication and information and communication technology (ICT) networks and services in all four disaster management phases. It includes a step-by-step guide to the development of an NETP, it serves as a useful resource based on ITU recommendations and concepts, as well as expertise from other global bodies and organizations.

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Telecom/ICTs for emergencies

This section describes the key information that should be collected and maintained by an emergency/disaster assistance office or other government entity, including, for example, a periodically updated database that generates maps with all existing telecommunication/ICT networks; a vulnerability and risk analysis of all telecommunication/ICT networks; and network contingency plans for when emergencies and disasters occur. In addition, this section addresses the elements that should be considered in EWS and includes a description of the standardized emergency format of CAP (Common Alerting Protocol). Finally, Annex D describes different public and private telecommunication/ICT services that should be considered in the development of an NETP.

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