On 11 April, Research Fellow John Scott-Railton gave a presentation at the ICT Humanitarian Forum in Luxembourg. Scott-Railton’s presentation was titled, Humanitarianism in the Cyberwarfare age: The Principled and Secure use of Information in Humanitarian Response.

Hosted by the Government of Luxembourg by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the 34th Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications (WGET): ICT Humanitarian Forum was held April 10 – 11, 2014 in Luxembourg. The forum focused around three interrelated themes, Communications with Affected Communities (CwC), Mobile Money (MM) and Envisioning the future humanitarian landscape.

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The WGET is an open forum to facilitate the operational use of telecommunications in the service of humanitarian assistance. The forum seeks to increase the effectiveness of its participants related to regulatory, operational and technical aspects of telecommunications for disaster relief.