We Couldn’t Do It Without You: A Special Thank You

As a small organization focused on collaboration and community, we thrive on the thoughtfulness of many. For these gifts, we are incredibly thankful, and want to take a moment to thank those individuals and organizations that have shared their time and resources freely with us this year and helped us serve more effectively.

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Our Family Reunion: Looking Back at Summit 2015

During a conference as jam-packed as this one, it’s impossible to catch every session, explore every great idea, or connect with every attendee, but with the benefit of a few weeks to reflect, I’ve been struck by three impressions that, for me, sum up this year’s incredible event.

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Looking Forward to NetHope Global Summit 2015

Since joining NetHope as Chief Executive Officer last year, it’s been a real joy to experience our NetHope Global Summits. From the excitement of meeting face-to-face with our collaborators to the energy that comes from exploring a new global locale, the NetHope Summit is one of the highlights of my year. Wondering what to expect? Read on!

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Forecasting the NetHope Global Summit 2015: A Mix of Old Traditions and New Perspectives

Our tools for collaboration and communication help close the distance between our respective team locales as we work together throughout the year, but nothing tops face-to-face collaboration. This is why we so look forward to the NetHope Global Summit each year – the time we reserve to come together and reconnect with our members, friends and partners in the same time zone, under the same roof.

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Everything You Need to Know About the SDG ICT Playbook: From Innovation to Impact

Designed with organizations in mind, NetHope in collaboration with partners Intel, Catholic Relief Services, Microsoft, and CDW, have developed the SDG ICT Playbook: From Innovation to Impact. A resource for organizations working for development, the Playbook guide is both informative and actionable, ensuring that organizations walk away fully prepared to leverage promising ICT tools…

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Wishful Thinking and Trickle-Down Technology

ICTD practitioners are afflicted with severe confirmation bias. Most of us started in this field thinking that technology was the panacea for global poverty and still hold on to that philosophy even after books and pundits and experience have demonstrated that technology is a tool, a means – not a solution…

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How Technical Communities Are Helping Engineer Better Responses to Global Crises

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.

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