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Technology Integration Takes Root at 7th Annual ICT4D Conference

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.

Trust and flexible response aids NetHope Nepal effort

by: Michael Corley, The Patterson Foundation on May 29, 2015

Why is trust in a partnership so important?  Because it allows for flexibility and it creates an efficiency in decision making, especially when it comes to urgent needs.

How Technical Communities Are Helping Engineer Better Responses to Global Crises

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.

World Vision Sierra Leone Honors NetHope

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.

Television White Spaces Pilot Supports Maternal Health Efforts in Rural Botswana

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.

Catalyzing support for communications recovery in Vanuatu

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.

How Jordan’s New OurCity Facebook Game Empowers Youth to Become Engaged Citizens

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.

NetHope CEO Speaks On How Partnerships Can Empower Health Workers

by: Paige Dearing on Jan 28, 2015

In a great piece by Erin McGuire of Devex on “6 hurdles in health worker training and ways to overcome them,” NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman was among the handful of experts interviewed for their insights on how innovation can be leveraged to train, support and empower health workers.

Catalytic Donors: Laying the Groundwork in the Ebola Fight

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.

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.

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