Wi-Fi kits help NetHope team speed up vital connectivity for refugees

By Ryan ChenEditor’s Note: Ryan Chen, a motion designer/illustrator at Google, is a member of the 11-person NetHope Team J deployment to Greece and its official mission storyteller.When deploying Wi-Fi kits in the field, time is of the essence. Every refugee camp in Greece is different, and each has its own set of logistical challenges. … Continued

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NetHope Academy launches Kenyan grad’s ICT Career

By Kristin KalningIt was May 2012 when Liz Kerosi boarded a flight from Nairobi to Garowe, Somalia. She had just finished her initial training with the NetHope Academy in her native Kenya, and had earned an internship with CARE in Somalia. She was 22 years old, alone, and a bit nervous.A driver picked her up at the … Continued

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Faces of NetHope: Isaac Kwamy

By Kristin KalningIsaac Kwamy came to NetHope at the beginning of 2016 because he wanted to use his skills in humanitarian operations to make an impact.“I wanted to play a role in the humanitarian sector to position access to information as a basic need, on par with food, water, shelter and health,” he says. “I … Continued

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Summit Day Four: Security, cognitive computing and until next year …

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIt’s the last day of the formal Summit (in-depth training sessions happen Friday), and I’m so pleased with the level of participation, collaboration and content we’ve seen this week. A special thanks to CDW for sponsoring our Community Celebration at the Center for Civil and Human Rights last night. If we … Continued

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Summit Day Three: Celebrating our community

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIt’s Wednesday at the NetHope Global Summit — the day after election day in the U.S. We had more than a few bleary-eyed attendees who’d stayed up late to watch returns, but our morning speakers did a terrific job of bringing us back to our missions. Elizabeth Mynatt, Executive Director at Georgia Tech’s Institute … Continued

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Summit Day Two: Digital transformation, and DanChurchAid

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIt’s Tuesday in Atlanta (and election day in the U.S.). Though we’re sure our delegates were surreptitiously checking for election news, we also know that today’s Summit provided an excellent distraction.  First, a big thank you to the International Procurement Agency for hosting our daily breakfasts here in Atlanta. We all appreciate … Continued

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Summit Day One: It’s a NetHope family reunion!

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOToday was a terrific start to the NetHope Global Summit in Atlanta. This is our biggest Summit to date, with longstanding members, vendors and partners, but also plenty of new faces. While there’s no way I could possibly capture all of the powerful and insightful talks and session of this first … Continued

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