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Looking Back at NetHope’s Impact and Collaboration in 2014

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.


The Vital Role of Telecommunications in an Emergency

by: Gisli Olafsson on Dec 3, 2014

Communications capacity and tools are the lifeline of any major emergency response effort such as the fight to combat the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa.  And quality information, made accessible to key decision makers, is paramount in enabling responders to make timely, informed decisions that save lives and ease human suffering.


Commitment Large and Small to the Ebola Fight

by: Lauren Woodman on Nov 21, 2014

Last weekend I had the chance to spend a few hours with scores of other volunteers who braved the cold to spend their Saturday loading software onto thousands of smartphones at Seattle’s Living Computer Museum.

The smartphones are headed to West Africa to support the Ebola response efforts of government agencies, UN organizations, international NGOs and local communities. They will help frontline Ebola response workers to more effectively gather and share data, helping them respond to the needs of victims and communities more effectively and coordinate efforts across the multitude of local and international organizations responding to the crisis.


Reflections from the 2014 NetHope Member Global Summit

by: Lauren Woodman on Nov 18, 2014

Last month’s NetHope Member Global Summit was fantastic! Many, many thanks to all of our sponsors for their support, and a special thank you to Cisco for being such a generous and accommodating host.

The Summit was a great event for NetHope – the largest yet in terms of attendance and sponsors – and we are deeply grateful for the ideas, energy, and spirit of collaboration that attendees brought to make the week a memorable one.


Haiti NetHope Academy Program – 4 Years Later

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.


Coordinating Data Share For Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

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.


White House Event Kicks Off New Alliance to Close Kenya and Nigeria’s Internet Gender Gap

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.


NetHope Partner BT Recognized for Typhoon Haiyan Response

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.


Member Spotlight: Samaritan’s Purse

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.


Member Spotlight: Ipas

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.

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