by: Lauren Woodman on Jun 5, 2015
To do more, the global development sector needs to think more like technology companies. This can be accomplished by embracing an agile mindset that is committed to building products and programs quickly, getting them into the field, measuring the results, and learning from real world scenarios. Too often the global development sector takes too long to act, stalling innovation.
by: Michael Corley, The Patterson Foundation on May 29, 2015
by: Jennifer Chan, NetHope Informatics Coordinator on May 21, 2015
When was the last time you heard news about the Ebola outbreak? In the past few months, the coverage has become less common as new infections being reported approaches zero. The fight isn’t over, but as the situation continues to improve and experts have additional time to analyze the epidemic, a number of lessons learned are beginning to emerge. One in particular worth noting is the role of digital volunteers in countering crises.
by: Paige Dearing on Apr 16, 2015
Last week, Leslie A. Scott, National Director of World Vision Sierra Leone, honored NetHope for our financial, moral and technical support in their Ebola relief efforts. Take a look at the beautiful gift they gave to us! We thank them for their efforts in the Ebola response.
by: Monica Jerbi on Apr 7, 2015
Hospitals and clinics in outlying areas of Botswana to access specialized maternal health care services remotely, thanks to a new pilot project unveiled in March 2015.
by: Michael Corley, The Patterson Foundation on Mar 25, 2015
Vanuatu. Three weeks ago, most of us had never heard of this island nation in the South Pacific Ocean and most of us couldn’t pronounce it (vah-noo-ah-too) correctly. However, this was not important to The Patterson Foundation (TPF) when we received an email from our international partner, NetHope, which was quickly mobilizing in response to its NGO partners’ requests to restore information and communication technology (“ICT”) on the islands after they were devastated by Cyclone Pam.
by: Monica Jerbi on Feb 17, 2015
Can serious online games empower youth to develop the civic knowledge, awareness, and motivation they need to become engaged citizens who work together to improve their communities? The beta release of OurCity—a new free Facebook city-building and civic education game—is being piloted in Jordan for the next few months to find out.
by: Paige Dearing on Jan 28, 2015
by: Frank Schott on Jan 21, 2015
Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos NetHope announced a partnership that will further expand our communications capacity building support for NetHope member NGOs and other response organizations in West Africa. The Ebola Response Connectivity Initiative (ECRI) will provide sustainable Internet connectivity solutions to support frontline response efforts and long-term recovery in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
by: Lauren Woodman on Dec 11, 2014
The successes NetHope has achieved in 2014 confirm our shared commitment to the idea that collaboration between leading NGOs and the technology sector to improve our world through collective impact yields results. Whether it’s training young adults in IT skills or responding to the Ebola outbreak or sharing best practices to improve ICT usage, Nethope and its members remain convinced that together we are stronger, more impactful, and more capable of achieving our respective missions.