‘I would very much like to stay in Germany and have a job’

 By Sybille Fleischmann, Project Reconnect leadIn Leverkusen-Opladen, a small community near Cologne in Germany, employees of the Kolping-Bildungswerk training center help young refugees prepare for and find a job or apprenticeship in Germany. They offer German lessons, tutor the refugees in math and other topics, and arrange internships. Currently,  seven young men between 19 and 23 … 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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How ICT Is Reshaping Development

Almost every stakeholder in the development community believes in the potential of technology to address these problems — that if we could figure out how to best leverage the power of technology to confront these challenges, we might be able to implement more effective interventions, gain a deeper understanding of the interrelated challenges, and develop sustainable long-term approaches that build resilience and empower local communities.

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NetHope and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Join Together for New Health Project

NetHope is pleased to join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communications Programs (CCP) in a new five-year USAID project called the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3). The project aims to build the capacity of local organizations to evaluate, design and implement communication ideas that will improve health behaviors in their own communities.

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Where Are They Now? Emmanuella Stimphat

Leading up to the graduation of NetHope Academy Haiti’s second class this week, we will be featuring a series of “Where Are They Now?” stories featuring NetHope Academy interns that graduated from the inaugural Haiti class last year. We will also feature a profile from a soon-to-be graduated intern in conclusion of our series. Our second narrative comes from Emmanuella Stimphat:

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