Technologies Sans Fronti√®res - TSF (BE)
Description of organisation
The non-profit organization Technologies Sans Fronti√®res (TSF)¬†- Technology Without Borders¬†- aims to promote all the leading-edge technologies in order to assist the most impoverished where which they are and from where that they come, give them access to knowledge, formation, goods and services to improve their quality of life and living conditions, to support their autonomy in all the fields of the everyday life, such as inter alia, health or education.
The different sectors implied in development (transport, agriculture, education, health, Disaster Risk Management) are more or less dependent on some technological contribution (most of them on ICT). Advanced technology can definitively help shortcut a jump into the future as well as reducing the learning curve (e.g. solar panels, embedded IT etc). Unfortunately the people, who need that, are the same who have no access to these technologies. Moreover, access to energy, essential for development, comes before all other needs (access to education, to Internet, to health care, to water, etc.). This why, among other technological projects, TSF is deeply involved in installing photovoltaic panels, and has focused on projects related to Disaster Risk Management which will develop some reusable infrastructure (bidirectional satellite antennas, IPv6 networks etc.) for further projects in Education and/or Health.
Main tasks attributed
TSF contributes in the following work packages of the ACRIMAS project:
- WP3 tasks and mission analysis,
- WP4 gap analysis,
- WP5 approaches and solutions identification,
- WP7 awareness raising and dissemination.
Previous experience relevant to the tasks
Thanks to the experience of its members in occidental countries as well as in developing countries, since they are already involved in Disaster Risk Management (FP7-STREP¬†n¬į¬†224353, FP7-CSA¬†n¬į¬†223824), Technologies Sans Fronti√®res (TSF) brings its technical expertise in software development and its field expertise in some thematic applications (natural disasters, humanitarian crisis) into the ACRIMAS project.
As a matter of fact TSF is more than concerned by the field feedbacks, so it will maintain the consortium in the real world in order to push the consortium to be as concrete as possible in the robustness and the appropriateness of the proposed solutions. Moreover, later for the phase II, TSF can help the ACRIMAS project to operate the demonstrations on some external fields actually exposed to natural disasters and humanitarian crisis, acting as driving belt between the external world (outside Europe) and the European partners.