Project Reconnect: with Chromebooks,
refugees work on their plans for the future

By Frank Schott, Former Vice President of Global Programs, NetHope In 2016, Google Germany and NetHope started Project Reconnect, an initiative to provide refugees access to online education and information. Today we reflect and (re)connect with some of the organizations whose initiatives were supported with Chromebooks sponsored by Google.org. Note: the German translation of this … Continued

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New NetHope Report: Facebook Data for Good population density maps and how they are helping the nonprofit sector

Publicly available Facebook datasets are helping nonprofits plan and deliver their programs better.In recognition of World Population Day 2021, NetHope has today released a report showing how Facebook’s high-resolution population density maps (also known as the high-resolution settlement layer or HRSL) are being used by NGOs to aid programs at a local and global level. … Continued

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In Mexico, laying communication lifelines

New operations between nonprofits NetHope and Team Rubicon deliver access for migrants, refugees, and the NGOs who serve them. By Julie H Case, Editor, Team Rubicon It was winter, still warm in Mexico, and around Tijuana men and women in grey shirts were knocking on doors and laying internet cable. Soon, migrants fleeing violence, drought, … Continued

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The data challenge: NetHope and global Covid-19 vaccine distribution

A global Covid-19 vaccination program requires two key things. It requires richer nations not to hoard vaccines for their own people at the expense of our planet’s most marginalized communities – which is currently a giant threat. And it requires accurate and detailed data. Data which is not readily available. This is where we believe … Continued

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Hurricane Iota: NetHope’s continuing response

NetHope is setting up secure networks for hurricane-affected communities and responding NGOs in Nicaragua following Hurricane Iota. With support from incredible NetHope partners The Patterson Foundation and Amazon Web Services (AWS), NetHope will support hurricane relief efforts in Nicaragua, working with local IT companies to install and maintain secure WIFI network equipment and bandwidth. Connectivity … 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 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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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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Partner collaboration as an enabler for aid during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond

When Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, many organizations quickly became more reliant on connectivity to carry out program activities. The public health strategy of “flattening the curve” to prevent the spread of the virus, added an extra layer of social protection measures to consider and implement. The imposed lockdown hampered the timely delivery of aid … Continued

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NetHope brings critical connectivity to disaster response in the Bahamas

NetHope member the International Medical Corps' effort helping the survivors of Hurricane Dorian were aided by connectivity assistance provided through NetHope and the government of Luxembourg. Photo courtesy IMC. By Susan Mangicaro, Emergency Response Team Lead, International Medical Corps Hurricane Dorian, which ravaged the Bahamas in September 2019, was the worst storm to hit the … Continued

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