Be Prepared: Response Training Readies Responders for Disaster

NetHope will be conducting a Disaster Preparedness Training in mid-July. Visit our blog from July 18 to the end of the month as we provide updates directly from the field as this training unfolds. Interesting interviews with participants and trainers, photos, videos, and more will detail the work being performed by NetHope members and tech … Continued

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Collaboration and Connectivity Are Keys to Refugee Response

NetHope, with its extended community of member organizations, tech partners, and governmental and funding entities, is connecting the world's largest refugee camp in northern Uganda.As we observe World Refugee Day today, NetHope’s mission comes into sharp focus: To improve the human condition.When NetHope considers the 65.6 million people around the world forcibly displaced from their … Continued

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Preparing for the next disaster in the Caribbean

By Frank Schott, Vice President of Global ProgramsToday, NetHope joined the Clinton Foundation in announcing NetHope’s commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery. The announcement was made at a launch event at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. It’s inspiring to join others who are committed to this … Continued

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Project Reconnect grantee helps refugees shape their future

By Theresa Ritzer, Project ReconnectOn the ground floor of the refugee welcome center in Potsdam, Germany, a small internet café invites residents to research or study online. The nonprofit organization, Refugees Emancipation, has installed internet access and equipped the welcome center, a big residential facility where refugees live when they first arrive in Germany, with … Continued

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Doing good better with Artificial Intelligence

By Leila Toplic, NLG Tech Task Force, and Michael Tjalve, MicrosoftArtificial Intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives whether we’re aware of it or not. From smart filters keeping our email inboxes organized, to Google search, or Skype speech translation helping us converse in different languages, AI is becoming seamlessly integrated into … Continued

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A different approach to building solutions for humanitarian challenges

By Leila Toplic, NLG Tech Task Force leadUsing design thinking and collective impact to create opportunitiesfor conflict-affected youth.In a previous blog post, I reflected on the critical needs of conflict-affected youth: education, participation, and access to dignified work. I detailed the contexts in which these young people live. And I posed the question: How can … Continued

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Refugee youth need opportunities, education, and the chance for empowerment

By Leila Toplic (NLG Tech Task Force Lead) and Lindsey Kneuven (Head of Social Impact at Pluralsight)Over the past two weeks, we have had the opportunity to hear firsthand from Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, two of the largest host countries in the Middle East/North African region. We spoke with the refugee and host-community … Continued

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'I’m creating new experiences and creating new knowledge'

By Kristin KalningNashaly Alvarado, 22, has lived in Juana Diaz, on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, all her life. Before Hurricane Maria, she was unemployed and volunteering at a music camp. A meteorology enthusiast, Nashaly was also watching the storm closely as it came out of Africa and moved with increasing ferocity toward her … Continued

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Project Reconnect grantee receives prize for learning platform that benefits young refugees

By Theresa Ritzer and Sybille FleischmannEvery Monday and Wednesday afternoon, the Serlo Lab School in Munich opens its doors to students from the neighborhood. There, experienced educators and teachers-in-training offer  free math tutoring to high school students who need extra practice. Among these students are young refugees, who use the opportunity to catch up on … Continued

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