Changing the world through the power of technology and collaboration.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Syria Refugee Crisis

Caught in the midst of five years of horrific conflict, more than 11 million people are displaced. NetHope and its partners are providing critical connectivity along the migration routes and in camps to connect refugees to humanitarian services, find safe passage, and reach family and loved ones. We invite you to explore stories from our recent work in Greece.

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What We Do

NetHope joins the world’s largest nonprofits with technology innovators worldwide. We act as a catalyst for productive collaboration, innovation, and problem-solving to reimagine how technology can improve our world.

Why Tech Matters

Technology Drives Change

Technology Drives Change

We choose to embrace technology in every area of humanitarian and conservation work because we believe it is always useful and relevant.

Technology Levels the Playing Field

Technology Levels the Playing Field

Providing relevant technologies, coupled with affordable access, bridges the gap and empowers previously underserved communities.

Technology Fosters Economic and Social Improvement

Technology Fosters Economic and Social Improvement

When we invest in technology, we have the opportunity to magnify positive change in other areas.

Our Approach

We enable cross-sector collaboration between nonprofits and innovative companies to develop better programs, mitigate risks, and scale benefits for greater impact in the communities in which we work.

Members

Members working in Haiti need skilled IT personnel

Tech Partners

Accenture, Microsoft and Cisco prioritize youth employability in their CSR strategy

NetHope

NetHope connects the dots, develops a solution and takes action on the ground

An Idea in Action

Newly trained youth find jobs and NetHope Academy expands to 6 countries

From Our Blog

‘Refugees need Wi-Fi’

By Kevin MacRitchieIn the refugee camp of Lagadikia, Greece, workers were unloading everything from toilet paper to fire extinguishers as the first Syrian refugees began to arrive. Alongside the UN and NGO workers who distribute basic supplies, the NetHope team and I were there to set up a free Wi-Fi network.Marie Beriot, who is the … Continued

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Faces of NetHope: Kevin MacRitchie

By Kevin MacRitchieI spend much of my time in the field, whether I’m implementing connectivity projects around the world as NetHope’s Director of Global Programs for Connectivity and Infrastructure or I’m back home herding the buffalo on my Michigan ranch. Either way, I love working in tight-knit teams that make good things happen in challenging … Continued

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Meet Our Team

Billy Blake - Global Communities

Billy Blake

CIO
Global Communities

Billy Blake is CIO at NetHope member Global Communities. Billy champions the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) as a strategic enabler for Global Communities operations world-wide, leading efforts to make use of technology in new and innovative ways that enhance the organization’s ability to carry out its mission. He provides strategic leadership to align … Continued

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