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.



Development of capacities and drills

Preparing for management of an emergency requires continuous training and capacity-building efforts for both those leading emergency responses and the wider community. The development of capacity requires not only practice drills, training activities, tests and other exercises, but also the development of the curriculum for these activities and the evaluation and possible modification of existing procedures and policies in light of limitations identified during capacity-building activities.


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