by: Lisa Obradovich on Sep 9, 2014
All eyes were on Haiti after a massive earthquake rattled Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. The already poor infrastructure crumbled, leaving the people of Haiti reeling with severe physical and emotional loss. Meeting basic needs and finding meaningful work soon became even more challenging to a populace where more than two thirds of the workforce does not have a formal job.
by: Gisli Olafsson on Aug 25, 2014
NetHope recently launched an appeal to support its member organizations responding to the severe outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is unprecedented in terms of the number of cases, deaths and its geographical spread. NetHope’s main focus is to assist its NGO member organizations and other responders with information and communication technology (ICT) aspects of the response.
by: Monica Jerbi on Aug 15, 2014
How Eco-Friendly/Low-Cost Wifi Brought Gov 2.0 to Rural Kenya. That’s the title NetHope submitted on a proposal to have NetHope Chief Executive Officer Lauren Woodman speak at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive 2015. Please take a minute to vote for it!
by: Monica Jerbi on Aug 7, 2014
NetHope supporter Intel announced a new public-private partnership called the Women and the Web Alliance during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The partnership aims to introduce more than 600,000 Kenyan and Nigerian young women to the Internet and engage them in using it as a tool for social and economic empowerment.
by: Mark Banbury, Board Member, NetHope & Global CIO, Plan International on Jul 9, 2014
NetHope partner British Telecom (BT) Group plc was a finalist for the first ever International Disaster Relief Award supported by the Department for International Development (DFID). The award recognizes UK based businesses that can demonstrate positive disaster relief action in the immediate aftermath of international disasters.
by: Joshua Holland on Jun 28, 2014
Samaritan’s Purse a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to people around the world, recently joined NetHope. Samaritan’s Purse helps meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine.
by: Joshua Holland on Jun 17, 2014
Ipas a nongovernmental organization (NGO) dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion, recently joined NetHope.
by: Monica Jerbi on Jun 16, 2014
News reports about the problem of human trafficking—the illegal trading of human beings—in Albania have been so shocking over the years, they seem like science fiction. To make better use of technology to change this harsh reality, NetHope developed an anti-trafficking Android app for worldwide use in partnership with World Vision and the Vodafone Foundation with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding. NetHope chose Albania for the app’s first implementation under the local name “Raporto-Shpeto” (“Report-Save Life”).
by: Lauren Woodman on Jun 5, 2014
Almost every stakeholder in the development community believes in the potential of technology to address these problems — that if we could figure out how to best leverage the power of technology to confront these challenges, we might be able to implement more effective interventions, gain a deeper understanding of the interrelated challenges, and develop sustainable long-term approaches that build resilience and empower local communities.
by: Hamilton McNutt on Apr 24, 2014
NGOs are beginning to realize if they don’t keep up with the rapidly changing technology landscapes of countries they work in, they’ll soon become irrelevant.