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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NetHope partners with Facebook Connectivity to increase internet access during COVID-19

Connectivity, whether for remote NGO staff working from home during the COVID-19 crisis or in field settings, is vital for aid delivery. NetHope and Facebook Connectivity are partnering to protect frontline aid workers and vulnerable populations globally to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through increased internet access.  When a sudden onset emergency happens, NetHope knows … Continued

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NetHope aids its 57 global nonprofit members in battle against COVID-19

By Brent Carbno, Managing Director of Global Programs, NetHopeThe international humanitarian system is facing its largest global challenge since WWII. COVID-19, the disease caused by a coronavirus, is spreading throughout every country in the world, universally disrupting our everyday lives personally and professionally. Physical separation limits the spread of the virus and is requiring millions … Continued

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Helping our members respond to COVID-19

Times of crisis require intelligence, strength, agility, and decisive, collective action. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, NetHope is focused on how we can help our 57 members respond during this rapidly changing event. In addition to monitoring its effects and the impact on the work of our members, we are taking several … Continued

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Practical insights on chatbots and how to get started

Seventeen nonprofit organizations participated in NetHope’s European Chapter meeting in Woking, UK, at Plan International’s headquarters, February 26-28, 2020. By Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies Initiative at NetHope Last week at the NetHope European Chapter meeting, 30+ representatives from 17 NGOs came together to share, learn, and collaborate. At this meeting, NGOs wanted to … Continued

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More reflections on WEF: 4 Key trends impacting nonprofits

Above: NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman with Tae Yoo, SVP of Corporate Affairs at Cisco, and Alan Donald, CFO at Mercy Corps during the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. 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 … 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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AI and the future of learning: What we talked about at the world’s largest edtech event

By Leila Toplic, Lead, Emerging Technologies, NetHope   The 2020 Bett Conference brings together over 34,000 attendees, including more than 800 leading companies, and 103 EdTech startups from the education technology landscape. People from over 146 countries in the global education community come together to discuss the future of education and explore how technology and innovation can enable learners … Continued

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