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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Training for the inevitable: Disaster Preparedness Training – Day 1

This is part of a series of posts occurring through the end of July as we track NetHope’s Disaster Preparedness Training occurring in Panama. Read the Pre-Training post here.It’s accurate to say that the kick-off of NetHope’s Disaster Preparedness Training was packed. Packed with skilled and experienced trainers, packed with useful technological information, and of … 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 (Imagine, Design, 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 social … Continued

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NetHope Device Challenge: FESF Nominated for WISE Awards

UPDATE: It was announced on July 17 that WISE nominee FESF was awarded the 2018 WISE award detailed below. FESF’s approach was recognized by WISE for its tech-based solutions that provide access and improve the quality of education for deaf children in Pakistan. The award ceremony will be held in New York City on Sept. 22nd. … Continued

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Not just dreaming: Reimagining digital to transform the lives of refugees

This is the first post in a series focusing on the first networking group of NetHope members participating in IDEA (Imagine, Design, 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 social … Continued

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Farewell to a friend of NetHope

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOToday we pay homage to Pam Edstrom, a dear friend of NetHope, who passed away last week. Pam and her partner Melissa Waggener Zorkin (pictured together in this photo) founded Waggener Edstrom, now known as WE Communications. Pam was a pioneer in technology PR and was particularly instrumental in shaping the … Continued

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A call for safety in wake of Syrian attack

By Lauren Woodman, CEOToday, we condemn the heinous attack on a Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) aid convoy in Syria. We mourn the loss of the civilians and Omar Barakat, a dedicated SARC aid worker.This is a profound loss for the families of these individuals, for our extended NetHope family, and for the entire humanitarian sector. It … Continued

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Video: NetHope from Greece, on World Refugee Day

NetHope staff, volunteers and partners have been working in Greece for months to establish Wi-Fi connectivity for refugees and the humanitarian organizations that help them. From Diavata camp in northern Greece, NetHope’s Kevin MacRitchie and Isaac Kwamy explain how Wi-Fi is used in the camps, and the partnerships that make it possible. 

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Faces of NetHope: David Tagliani

By David TaglianiRelationships energize me. That’s why I love working with NetHope as an emergency responder.I came to work for NetHope in late 2014 while I was in West Africa with Mercy Corps. I had just finished my assignment when NetHope called about a project connecting relief workers in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. … Continued

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Reflections from the 2014 NetHope Member Global Summit

Last month’s NetHope Member Global Summit was fantastic! Many, many thanks to all of our sponsors for their support, and a special thank you to Cisco for being such a generous and accommodating host.

The Summit was a great event for NetHope – the largest yet in terms of attendance and sponsors – and we are deeply grateful for the ideas, energy, and spirit of collaboration that attendees brought to make the week a memorable one.

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