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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A grad student anticipates NetHope Global Summit 2016

By Roya PakzadI first learned about NetHope via the SDG ICT Playbook: From Innovation to Impact, a report that describes how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be applied to address United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). I’m a former electrical engineer who has decided to put my mind in the hands of my heart, and … Continued

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Looking ahead to the 2016 NetHope Global Summit

By Lauren WoodmanIt’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for the NetHope Global Summit to convene once again — this time, in Atlanta, Georgia. This is my third Summit, and I’m looking forward to so many sessions on our jam-packed agenda. I’m also excited to welcome over 300 delegates to the Georgia Tech Hotel … Continued

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Project Reconnect: Refugee learns
basic math, and a new trade

By Sybille FleischmannUntil he left Afghanistan at age 18, Hamid Husaini (left, in picture above) had only been to school three years. Today, he bakes pies at an ice cream shop in southern Germany, and studies German and math with a donated Google Chromebook.Back in Afghanistan, Husaini’s mother worked as a teacher for UNICEF in … Continued

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