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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PATH Living Labs IDEA session

More and more donors are recognizing the power of Human Centered Design (HCD) in developing and scaling community-based solutions, leveraging methodologies to ensure end users are at the center of program and product design, and sharing insights with key decision makers to inform policy and program decisions. PATH, a leading global health nonprofit established more … 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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AI ethics: 5 considerations for nonprofits

By Leila Toplic, NetHope Emerging Technologies LeadIn order to create AI solutions that are ethical, sustainable, and beneficial for all, we need nonprofit organizations to get involved in their design and implementation. NGOs, such as the 59 global NGOs that are NetHope members, have so much to contribute including a deep knowledge of the problems … Continued

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Une victoire pour l’Afrique – A win for Africa: NetHope launches first virtual Africa Chapter meeting

(English version follows at bottom) Par Elizabeth Njoroge, responsable des opérations TIC internationales pour Christian Aid et responsable de la section Afrique de NetHope La livraison de la 4e conférence virtuelle annuelle de NetHope Africa s’est déroulée sans accroc et a été une célébration pour l’Afrique. Le thème de la conférence, “Technologie pour la résilience/Nouveau … 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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World Refugee Day: 19 years of using tech to help refugees and displaced people around the planet

In 2000, the UN General Assembly officially adopted June 20 as World Refugee Day (WRD) with its official public launch held the following June 2001. The day has never been more relevant with, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an estimated 70.8 million people displaced around the world from conflict, natural disasters, … Continued

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Welcome to #GivingTuesdayNOW!

#GivingTuesday is a global event to help raise funding for nonprofits and their response needs in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic—and beyond. We ask that you join us to fund the vital element of technology nonprofits require to help them continue to serve the most vulnerable.A recent briefing, released by NetHope, NTEN, and the … Continued

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