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We are delighted to be partnering with Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF)

We are delighted to be partnering with Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF)

Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) was founded in 1998 as the world’s first NGO focusing on emergency-response technologies. During humanitarian crises they give affected people the possibility to contact their loved ones and begin to regain control of their lives, as well as build rapid-response communications centres for local and international responders.

TSF Charity Run at ITW

The TSF Charity Run has become a staple in the ITW social agenda. Throughout the years, attendees have gathered together for a 5-kilometer run around the streets of Chicago, Atlanta & now National Harbor.

In 2023, the run was supported by Console Connect and we had 230+ donations. Over $14,500 was raised for Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) - the leading NGO specialising in emergency telecommunications.

Kindly sponsored by Console Connect, the run returns to ITW 2024, so make sure you sign up and pledge your support

By participating in this event, you can make a difference in the lives of people affected by disasters and crises around the world. Your donation will help ensure that Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) can continue its vital work as the leading NGO specialising in emergency telecommunications.

We invite you to join us at National Harbor Waterfront outside Orchard Terrace at 6:45am for a 7am start. Entry donation is $25 USD and all proceeds go directly towards supporting TSF's mission. For more details, please email or visit

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Find out more about TSF's work

The first emergency technology NGO

Thanks to 20 years of experience in the field, TSF's high-skilled technical team adapts and tweaks existing tools to respond to different crises and beneficiaries’ needs in the ever-evolving humanitarian context. From its early days, the culture of first emergency response has been core to TSF’s identity, but they have grown and evolved as the role of technologies in emergencies has expanded.

Communications for life

In parallel to this core activity, TSF also develop, adapt, and make available innovative and cost-effective solutions to assist migrants, refugees, displaced people and other disadvantaged communities in different areas, including education, healthcare, women’s rights and food security.
TSF is a member of the United Nations Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (UNETC), a partner of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and a member of the US State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy.

Since its creation, TSF responded to over 140 crises in more than 70 countries providing communication means to over 20 million people and nearly 1,000 NGOs.

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