NetHope in 2020: a year of collective action

By Lance Pierce, CEO, NetHopeThe year 2020 has proven what NetHope Members and partners have known for a long time. Technology is not the future of international development – it’s the now. ‘Unprecedented’ is a word that has been bandied around more than perhaps any other this year. The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has adversely affected … Continued

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The Patterson Foundation donates $100,000 to support NetHope’s response to Hurricane Eta and Iota

The Patterson Foundation has generously contributed $100,000 towards NetHope’s work to restore telecommunication abilities for hurricane-affected communities in Central America. The Patterson Foundation hopes its donation will spur other organizations to also support NetHope’s disaster response.“Connectivity has become a vital resource during times of crisis and upheaval, and our nonprofit Member organizations rely on us … Continued

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NetHope launches new toolkit to scale AI Ethics conversations among nonprofits

By Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies Initiative at NetHope, and Nora Lindstrom, Global Lead for Digital Development at Plan InternationalToday, NetHope has released the first installment of the AI Ethics for Nonprofits toolkit! This toolkit will help nonprofit organizations who are exploring, developing or using Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in humanitarian and international development contexts … Continued

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NetHope responds to Hurricane Iota

Connectivity and communication equipment have been identified as some of the key needs of people affected by Hurricane Iota in Nicaragua. NetHope has deployed expert staff to assess the situation and help in the response.Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by Hurricane Iota, a category 5 hurricane that has caused destruction across Central … Continued

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Building responsible digital organizations in the nonprofit sector. It’s imperative.

Rapid advances in technology are enabling nonprofit organizations to reach and support more people, more effectively. But as we embrace powerful technologies, we must do so responsibly – considering the very real risks, alongside the tremendous benefits. How do we build cultures of responsible innovation and ensure we’re intentional in our use of technology?By Leila … Continued

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NetHope Board appoints Lance Pierce as NetHope CEO

PRESS RELEASE October 29, 2020 NetHope Communications Team Communications@NetHope.org The NetHope Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Lance Pierce as the next NetHope CEO.Lance has a distinguished track record as a leader of organizations that have made a positive, measurable and widely recognized impact in sustainable development, corporate responsibility, sustainable investing and climate change. He has … Continued

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NetHope Members are responding to Covid-19 across the globe

As Covid-19 has caused unprecedented shifts in humanitarian response, NetHope Members are taking monumental steps to ensure the safety of underserved populations across the globe. NetHope supports its Members globally. We take pride in their responses and the tremendous impact they are having around the world. Below are snapshots of some of the responses of … Continued

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Frontline Humanitarian Logistics: working together for a more efficient and effective response

Award Winning! This FHL initiative and Mike Smith have been recognized by the Start Network for their effort in grappling with the challenges of systemic change in the humanitarian sector, and for driving lasting change within the wider system.Many of the world’s 71 million forcibly displaced people depend on humanitarian response for life-saving support. In post-disaster … Continued

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AI in the Humanitarian Sector

 Benefits, Challenges, and the Path Forward By Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies Initiative, NetHope What are the benefits of using AI in humanitarian contexts? What are the challenges? And what do we need to consider if we seek to incorporate more AI into the NGO sector? Today, close to 80 million people are displaced … Continued

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Sponsors for the 2020 NetHope Virtual Global Summit announced

PRESS RELEASESeptember 29, 2020 NetHope Communications TeamCommunications@NetHope.orgOctober 1 2020 – Platinum sponsorships for this year’s NetHope Global Summit have sold out as final preparations are made for the organization’s first-ever fully virtual Summit.As Covid-19 increases the challenges faced by the world’s most fragile communities, collaboration and collective action within the nonprofit sector is more important … Continued

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