NetHope Summit 2019: Day Two

We are ALL NetHope By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeSeveral months ago Rui Lopes, a longtime NetHope member representative and CIO of HIAS, suggested that we start an #IamNetHope campaign to reinforce the concept that we are better together and that—when it comes to NetHope—it’s not just about what you gain, but what you give. This … Continued

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Njoroge drives engagement as Chair of Africa Chapter

Welcome to the fourth in a series of profiles of NetHope members and partners entitled ‘I am NetHope.’ These individuals represent a broad spectrum of our member organizations, tech partners, and funders. They demonstrate the collaborative spirit that was the founding principal of NetHope 18 years ago, and continues today. They reinforce the concept that … Continued

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Featuring Pamela Maynard, President of Product and Innovation at Avanade

“There isn’t a single client that you talk to nowadays that isn’t looking at digital transformation,” states Pamela Maynard, President of Product and Innovation at Avanade. “People are actually understanding that…once they made that step into digital transformation, it’s all about sustaining it. And evolving from it.” A Founding Partner of NetHope’s Center for the … Continued

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WEF 2019: Urgency and Energy Drive Work Toward Globalization 4.0

Above: NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman at the “Responsible Digital Transformation for Social Impact” panel at the World Economic Forum in January 2019.By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIn late January, I attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, and I wanted to share my impressions. It’s always a busy week filled with valuable insights … Continued

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Dare to Innovate

Above: NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman during a presentation at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos. Woodman celebrates five years in the position.NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman harmonizes innovation and human-focused aidBy Jacky Nakamura, NetHope InternWhen you think of a leader, who do you envision? Is it someone who can effectively lead a team? Is it … Continued

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NetHope Device Challenge Gold Star Award Winners Announced

NetHope 2017 Device Challenge grantees recognized for innovative application of internet-enabled devices By Lisa ObradovichNetHope is thrilled to announce the NetHope 2017 Device Challenge “Gold Star Award” winners: Mercy Corps and The Nature Conservancy.  These two organizations were selected to receive an additional $25,000 USD grant on top of the original funding they and 15 other … Continued

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Why Are Women Less Likely to Own a Phone?

By Katie Highet, Technical Advisor, mSTAR, FHI 360 and Jonathan Dolan, Digital Inclusion Team Lead, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAIDMuch has been written about the gender gap in mobile phone usage, specifically on why women are less likely to have access to this technology than men; why women are less likely to be technically literate … Continued

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Women’s empowerment? Not without men

By Revi Sterling, Chief of Party, Global Broadband and Innovations AllianceThere would not be women on the web in Matete if not for the men.Matete is rural, in a county in Kenya that has enjoyed significant development attention. It is not very conservative, nor is it a place where women are absent from public life. Women … Continued

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Empowering women with Digital Financial Services

Sophie Romana (left) and Shelley Spencer (right) report back from the June 8 high level roundtable organized by NetHope and USAID, which brought together mobile banking and gender champions to reflect on how Digital Financial Services (“DFS”) can galvanize women’s empowerment.Women’s empowerment is often measured by their access to resources and ability to make decisions over how … Continued

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Making every day Girls in ICT day!

By Grace Githaiga, Kenya Field Coordinator April 28, 2016, marks the annual Girls in ICT Day, which is an initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Its goal is to raise global awareness around empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). This special day is … Continued

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