Global Summit: Day Two

‘COMMITMENT’ IS OPERATIVE WORD AT SUMMITBy Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeIn any presentation about NetHope, I typically begin with our mission statement: NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology.I recognize this shouldn’t be breaking news for any organization, but every single word of this statement was carefully and intentionally chosen … Continued

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Remembering Paul Allen

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeIt was September 2014, and NetHope had been hearing from our member NGOs working in West Africa about the desperate need for improved connectivity in the rural districts of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The Ebola outbreak was ravaging the region, and the lack of connectivity in hard-hit areas was making … Continued

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HIAS embraces digital transformation

Above: HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield with recently settled Syrian refugee Omar Alawad and his family in Toledo, OH. Photo credit: Christie MaterniHIAS CEO Mark Hetfield is our first guest on NetHope’s new Destination Digital podcastFor the 129 years of HIAS’s existence, the dreams and aspirations of refugees—and the threats they face—have remained much the same. … Continued

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Blockchain: beyond the buzz

Study reveals how nine market leaders stack upBy Ric Shreves, Senior Advisor, Technology for Development, Mercy CorpsEven for those familiar with distributed ledgers, the next level is to determine how their capabilities  measure up comparatively when searching for the best application to build and deploy your project.To help cut through the abundance, and confusion, of … Continued

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NetHope Device Challenge Gold Star Award Winners Announced

NetHope 2017 Device Challenge grantees recognized for innovative application of internet-enabled devices By Lisa ObradovichNetHope is thrilled to announce the NetHope 2017 Device Challenge “Gold Star Award” winners: Mercy Corps and The Nature Conservancy.  These two organizations were selected to receive an additional $25,000 USD grant on top of the original funding they and 15 other … Continued

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Member profile: The Norwegian Refugee Council

By Marie McCoy-Thompson One of the newest member organizations of NetHope, the Norwegian Refugee Council has been advocating for refugee rights since its inception 70 years ago.Established in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II, the Norwegian Refugee Council provides emergency response and aid to those fleeing war and persecution across 30 countries. That aid … Continued

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Cisco TacOps: Helping us connect those in crisis

Cisco’s Tactical Operations (TacOps) team provides emergency communications during humanitarian and natural disasters. This team has partnered with NetHope for the past decade to bring life-saving connectivity to places such as Vanuatu, the Philippines and, most recently, Greece. Their assistance and partnership has been vital to the success of NetHope. We are honored to be a part of … Continued

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NetHope Welcomes New Members

NetHope is excited to announce that five new NGOs have joined our organization, bringing our total to 49. New members include: Pro Mujer – NetHope’s first member organization from the global south; HIAS – the oldest refugee resettlement organization in the world; European-based humanitarian organizations Danish Refugee Council and Medair, and Deutsche Welthungerhilfe.NetHope members share … Continued

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