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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Disaster preparation depends on trained responders and proactive funding

Above: Setting up connectivity in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. Photo by Ivo Belohoubek. Disasters, just by their very nature, often take place with little to no warning. While this may be true, not only individuals but organizations can properly prepare for “the worst.” For NetHope and its nonprofit members, tech partners, … Continued

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IT professional learns first-hand the benefits of membership through Disaster Response Training

Above: NetHope trainer Ingo Haraldsson explains solar energy solutions to trainees during the NetHope Africa region Disaster Response Training held in Uganda in November.By Emmanuel Mpango, World Vision Malawi I first heard of NetHope when I joined World Vision Malawi in 2015. As World Vision Malawi’s (WV) IT Infrastructure and Networks Administrator, my role encompasses … 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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The impact of connectivity affects humanitarians as well as beneficiaries

We know the incredible positive impact connectivity has on those directly affected by disaster and displacement. The stories of reconnection with family and friends, finding essential needs such as food and shelter, opportunities for employment, training, and education, and even the simple yet necessary need for entertainment and cultural connection, are important qualitative and quantifiable … Continued

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I am NetHope: Cait Campos

Those who have careers or volunteer in humanitarian work are often drawn due to an empathetic base that drives them to help. For some, like Facebook’s Cait Campos, this is also fueled through a personal, family history that spurred her to focus her efforts on helping migrants and refugees. Being the child of a family … Continued

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