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
By Ed Happ, NetHope Co-FounderAs we gather for the NetHope Summit in Atlanta, I’d like to adjust back the clocks to October 2001 for just a moment, when we held our first summit in San Jose. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but we just passed our 15th anniversary!A few weeks ago, Dipak and Radha Basu invited … Continued
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
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
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
It’s been quite a ride since Norwegian Refugee Council joined NetHope last month at the Summit. Learn more about what they do, why they joined, and all the big things they hope to accomplish in this upcoming year!