Boy Scouts of the Philippines National Office Participated in the NetHope Internet Society Foundation and Cisco Systems Disaster Telecommunications Training (DRT) and became instructors for DRT. The following week, National Employees of Boy Scouts of the Philippines came back as instructors to facilitate the course to participants from Government, Non-Government, and Private Sector.
The training focused on capacity building for Emergency Telecommunications during a disaster and at the core of the training was hands on with equipment and real time problem solving in a disaster like scenario.
In attendance was the head of ICT for Boy Scouts of the Philippines and the Program head for JOTA/JOTI. Together, radio technology combined with satellite technology proved to be a strong bond and will be the future of disaster response within the country.