Adopt‐an‐Haitian‐Internet‐technician‐or‐facility

Eric Brunner-Williams brunner at nic-naa.net
Mon Feb 8 08:54:51 CST 2010


All,

Attached is a project description by Reynold Guerrier, Network 
Engineer and Treasurer of the Association Haïtienne pour le 
développement des technologies de l’Information et de la Communication 
(AHTIC).

I know many have helped and many have offered to help, and kit and 
people have been sent, and are continuing to be sent, however there is 
an unmet need, the continuation of the "fuel, food, families" trio 
that kept the Boutilliers NAP powered and its surviving technical team 
intact. And the most effective aid is cash, which enables the 
recipients to prioritize according to their needs, and the bulk 
purchases of aid recipients proximal to them.

The budget and resources for this project is as follows:

o $100,000 for
 salaries 
to 
support
 technicians 
and 
their 
family 

to 
get 
them
 back
on
track

o 5
 content 
production 
units

o Production
 software

o Management
 software


o 10 
data 
center 
in 
a 
box


The data centers in a box resource was identified by Reynold on the 
19th, a week after the quake, when he wrote to NANOG:

 > We would like to provide to the haitian government a UC systems 
with several branches:
 >
 > o President office: 10 endpoints
 > o Prime Minister office: 10 endpoints
 > o 12 mayor city hall offices: 3 for each: 36 endpoints
 > o Ministries (9 differents locations 3 for each): 27 endpoints
 > o Communications Center: 20 endpoints
 > o emergency Clusters: 14 ednpoints
 >
 > Total: 117 endpoints
 >
 > So if someone can provide recommendations, equipment, skilled 
technician for that it would be fine.

There is wire transfer information in the attached pdf, and if anyone 
finds that cumbersome drop me a note and we'll work something out.

Yes, there are a lot of aid dollars going to Haiti, but dollars given 
to AHTIC will go specifically to re-build the network infrastructure 
and keep the families of the surviving engineers and technicians fed 
and their basic needs met.

Thanks in advance,
Eric


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