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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Digital Infrastructure Guide launched with TAG, NTEN, and TechSoup

Grantmakers are increasingly recognizing that social change requires an investment in technology. Yet, as the pandemic has taught us, it will take more than tools alone – the collective strength of civil society depends on building the digital capacity of both funders and their nonprofit partners. Launched on August 12, 2020, the Roadmap for Funders: Investing … Continued

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La tecnología educativa durante COVID-19: Aspectos destacados de la primera reunión virtual del Capítulo de América Latina

This was the first completely virtual meeting for a NetHope Chapter. It allowed more participants and a vibrant opportunity for sharing. (An English-language version of this post follows below the original.) por Claudia Garcia, ITC Manager, Norwegian Refugee Council La primera reunión virtual del capítulo latinoamericano de NetHope fue un éxito rotundo, con un número … Continued

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Reflections on WEF: The big picture

Editor’s Note: For the past six years, Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEO, has represented NetHope at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting as a civil society delegate. This is one of two posts detailing Lauren’s observations at WEF—from the big picture to nonprofit trends. By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHope After concluding a busy week at … Continued

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Global Broadband and Innovations Alliance progresses digital inclusion in rural areas around the globe

The Global Broadband and Innovations Alliance (GBI) is a 10-year cooperative agreement between NetHope and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). GBI leverages new and existing technologies to support socioeconomic development in USAID-priority countries through (1) extending the reach of broadband internet access, including enhanced mobile networks, into more remote and rural areas; and … Continued

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4 moments of truth

  This is the fifth and final post in a series to guide nonprofit leaders on what it takes to thrive in their digital transformation journey. These ideas leverage research from MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) complemented with The Center for the Digital Nonprofit studies of the digital transformation experience of nonprofits gained … Continued

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Coordinated – and early – involvement key to eradicating poverty

Above: DFID Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft (wearing tie) met NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman (center), Steve Davis, President and CEO of PATH, and Dena Morris, President, Washington Global Health Alliance, during a visit to Seattle where Rycroft participated in health and tech roundtable discussions.Digital technology has radically transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. From financial transactions … Continued

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NetHope’s new Emerging Technologies Working Group: Focus on AI and blockchain

By Leila Toplic, Lead for NetHope’s Emerging Technologies Working GroupToday’s news is filled with stories about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain. These technologies promise massive benefits to nearly every type of organization, including those focused on driving social impact.While there’s concern about the readiness of these technologies for our sector and challenges related to data, infrastructure, … Continued

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