Be Prepared: Response Training Readies Responders for Disaster

NetHope will be conducting a Disaster Preparedness Training in mid-July. Visit our blog from July 18 to the end of the month as we provide updates directly from the field as this training unfolds. Interesting interviews with participants and trainers, photos, videos, and more will detail the work being performed by NetHope members and tech … Continued

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NRC Dreams of Accelerating Legal Aid for Displaced People

This is the fourth post in a series focusing on the first networking group of NetHope members participating in IDEA (Ideate, Deliver, Execute, & Assess), a process to speed up digital transformation offered to NetHope members through its social impact accelerator, The Center for the Digital Nonprofit. The first IDEA implementation pilot is based on … Continued

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NetHope provides connectivity in aftermath of Guatemalan eruption

Guatemalan children affected by the eruption of Volcán de Fuego partake of the connectivity provided by NetHope in their temporary shelter location. Ingolfur Haraldsson knew the look. He had seen similar expressions on the refugees streaming into Greece—they told of anguish, fear and uncertainty of what was to come. Haraldsson, a communication specialist with NetHope, … Continued

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Collaboration and Connectivity Are Keys to Refugee Response

NetHope, with its extended community of member organizations, tech partners, and governmental and funding entities, is connecting the world’s largest refugee camp in northern Uganda.As we observe World Refugee Day today, NetHope’s mission comes into sharp focus: To improve the human condition.When NetHope considers the 65.6 million people around the world forcibly displaced from their … Continued

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Cellphones provide a lifeline for refugees

We all know that cellphones and the internet have revolutionized how we all perform our work and daily lives. But access to phones is also transforming the lives of refugees escaping war zones and persecution in Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the Middle East.As the numbers of refugees entering Greece and the Balkan … Continued

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Creating a Roadmap for Aid in a Zambian Community

HumanitarianOpenStreet Maps (HOT) is one of 17 recipients of the NetHope 2017 Device Challenge. The collective impact of these projects is making a difference in communities across the globe.Most of us take for granted that Google Maps will accurately lead us in the right direction. But in many parts of the world, difficult terrain, remote … Continued

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Medair “melts hearts, inspires minds” as they dream of digital solutions

This is the third post in a series focusing on the first networking group of NetHope members participating in IDEA (Ideate, Deliver, Execute, & Assess), a broad umbrella for digital transformation processes offered to NetHope members through The Center for the Digital Nonprofit. The first IDEA implementation pilot is based on Dream, Design, Deliver, a … Continued

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Faith into Action in the Digital Age

This is the second post in a series focusing on the first networking group of NetHope members participating in IDEA (Ideate, Deliver, Execute, & Assess), a broad umbrella for digital transformation processes offered to NetHope members through The Center for the Digital Nonprofit. The first IDEA implementation pilot is based on Dream, Design, Deliver, a … Continued

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The Vital Role of Telecommunications in an Emergency

Communications capacity and tools are the lifeline of any major emergency response effort such as the fight to combat the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa.  And quality information, made accessible to key decision makers, is paramount in enabling responders to make timely, informed decisions that save lives and ease human suffering.

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