I am NetHope: Farhan Irshad

Farhan Irshad, COO, HIASNetHope Board Chair A nonprofit board is part of the engine that drives the mission of an organization. The board sets direction and vision, as well as provides the underpinnings for the structure and value it brings. With that said, NetHope Board Chair Farhan Irshad could be considered the “steering wheel” that … Continued

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Social media call out helps re-connect rural clinic in Abaco

Above: Some the staff and volunteers of the Coopers Town Community Clinic pose with disaster response staff from Humanity First. (Photo courtesy Coopers Town Clinic) The area of Coopers Town, a small outpost at the north end of Grand Abaco in the Bahamas, is a tight-knit community with the Coopers Town Community Clinic serving as … Continued

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NetHope in the Bahamas to set up vital communications networks

Photo: Courtesy IFRCIf disasters teach us anything, it’s the importance of communications in their aftermath. As NetHope coordinates with Bahamian officials, UN agencies, our nonprofit member organizations responding on the ground in the Bahamas, and our tech partners, it is clear that getting communications systems back up and running in the islands is absolutely imperative.NetHope’s … Continued

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NetHope assesses power and connectivity needs in wake of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian has already had devastating effects on the islands of Bahama and its lingering presence may have further impacts. NetHope continues its commitment to the South Atlantic and Caribbean regions, creating connectivity and temporary power solutions for the responders and affected communities.NetHope has sent a team to the Bahamas to consult with the government, … Continued

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Tools of the trade

Above: Bram Krieps (center) from emergency.lu helps simex participants set up a VSAT during NetHope’s recent Disaster Response Training.Disaster response today has tech at its core If you’re a firefighter, you need a hose. If you’re a surgeon, a scalpel. As NetHope prepares to help assess and respond to the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, we’re … Continued

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“I think of Venezuela as my country. It is my home.”

Above: Mats Ljung, of Sweden’s MSB organization, during a deployment. (Photo courtesy Mats Ljung) “I think of Venezuela as my country. It is my home.” These words personalize the experience of Mats Ljung on his mission to Colombia with NetHope to install connectivity for the hundreds of thousands of displaced Venezuelans flooding into the neighboring … Continued

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