by: Lisa Obradovich, Global Programs Manager – NetHope Academy on Dec 5, 2013
This is an exciting time for the NetHope Academy Intern Program! In the last two months, we have seen several new classes begin their internships in Kenya and South Africa. Just last week, our 4th class of Haiti interns began their boot camp along with another group of interns in Rwanda. With all of these new opportunities beginning, and with 90%+ of our graduates now working in full time jobs, we wanted to share some tips on how to get feedback.
by: Bill Brindley & Frank Schott on Nov 15, 2013
As you know, earlier this week, NetHope launched an official emergency funding appeal to support the communications and emergency response needs of the growing 22 NetHope member NGO’s responding to the Typhoon Haiyan disaster. We are grateful for the support we have received to date
by: Edward G. Happ, Global CIO, International Red Cross on Nov 12, 2013
My colleagues will tell you I’m a firm believer in the power of collective action—a belief that led me to co-found NetHope over a decade ago with Dipak Basu, now Chairman and CEO of Anudip. While much in life is temporary, I was grateful to see that we had stumbled on a lasting principle of collaboration among NGOs, which was on vibrant display at NetHope’s annual Global Member Summit last month. This same belief in collaboration and being “better together” are foundational principles of the International Civil Society Centre (ICSC). Similar to NetHope, ICSC is the global action platform for international civil society organizations (ICSOs) to exchange information, learn from each other and initiate collective action. I plan to join the CEOs of ICSOs (which includes the world’s largest international NGOs) in Johannesburg this month to explore potential areas for collaboration at their Global Perspectives Conference on navigating disruptive change.
by: Gisli Olafsson on Nov 11, 2013
NetHope, a consortium of 41 leading humanitarian NGOs in the world, is issuing this urgent funding appeal to support its coordination and information and communication technology (ICT) related support. Urgent assistance is needed to support NetHope member organizations following the passage of Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) over the Philippines on November 8th, that has so far resulted in the deaths of over 10,000 people and affected over 9.5 million people.
by: Soma Ghoshal, Global Program Manager, Healthcare on Oct 28, 2013
Now with the inclusion of various information and communication technologies (ICTs) in our interventions, the need for buy-in and partnerships between everyone from public health to technology to government to the private sector is even more crucial.
by: Lisa Obradovich on Sep 26, 2013
When I started my first job after university as an IT consultant, I was overwhelmed by how much there was to learn. It seemed that my computer classes in school didn’t even scratch the surface about the types of technology, products and projects that existed. My classmates and I really had no idea how much collaboration went into a successful product launch or technology implementation until we were in the workplace. Perhaps you have had a similar realization since you started your internship?
by: Paige Dearing on Sep 17, 2013
With September being Disaster Preparedness Month, there are many blogs – including this one posted last week by our Emergency Response Director Gisli Olafsson – giving recommendations on how to gather supplies, draw up emergency plans and prepare for the worst. But what if the most efficient way to prepare yourself and family for disaster is free, takes only one minute and requires just a push of your finger?
by: Frank Schott, NetHope Interim President and Executive Director on Sep 10, 2013
For many years, it was thought that cloud solutions were out of reach for those working in the developing world. Because many organizations lack the basic connectivity that users would need to access their applications and data, it seemed improbable that it would catch on quickly. However, I’ve been struck by how quickly various innovations are coming together simultaneously making cloud solutions well within reach – and highly desirable – for most organizations working in the developing world today. With today’s announcement from Microsoft that Office 365 for Nonprofits is now available to NGOs worldwide as a donation, it’s likely to become even more appealing.
by: Gisli Olafsson, NetHope Emergency Response Director on Sep 3, 2013
by: GBI on Jun 20, 2013
Since July 2011, the worst drought and famine in East Africa in more than 60 years placed severe strain on the multitude of humanitarian agencies working in Dadaab, Kenya - the world’s oldest and by far largest refugee camp with a population exceeding 500,000 individuals.The unprecedented number of displaced people required a massive scale-up of operations by USAID-funded humanitarian agencies working in Dadaab. To meet mission goals and to save lives, significant improvements and increases in Internet connectivity were essential.