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OCTOBER 21-25, 2019
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – October 14, 2019 – Two years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, many of the nonprofit organizations, tech and funding partners who responded in the aftermath of this historic storm will reunite at NetHope’s Global Summit 2019.
Over 500 representatives from global nonprofits, leading technology companies, and funding organizations will convene at the Caribe Hilton in downtown Puerto Rico for the Summit. The event allows many of the organizations that collaborated to restore Puerto Rico’s damaged communications infrastructure to revisit the island and to see first-hand how the residents have rebounded since the hurricane.
The convener, NetHope, is a consortium of nearly 60 global nonprofits founded 18 years ago to apply the promise and power of technology to the problems and potential of humanity. Its membership represents the foremost development, humanitarian, and conservation organizations leading the fight against the toughest challenges we face: disaster response, refugee displacement, disease outbreaks, poverty, hunger, and environmental protection.
The NetHope Global Summit draws attendees from nearly 30 countries for an intense week of sharing challenges and experiences, learning through participation in sessions and workshops, hearing from provocative speakers and thought leaders, finding partners through networking and collaborating, and identifying promising new technologies through the Technology Solutions Showcase.
The NetHope Global Summit has drawn 35 major sponsors, including Platinum Level Sponsors Microsoft, Cisco, and Threshold World, with the former supporting NetHope since its founding.
NetHope Global Summit Sponsors (See below for descriptions of the major sponsors and see a full list on our website.
*The Center for the Digital Nonprofit Founding Partners
NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. NetHope, a consortium of nearly 60 leading nonprofits, unites with technology companies and funding partners to design, fund, implement, adapt, and scale innovative approaches to solve development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Together, the NetHope community strives to transform the world, building a platform of hope for those who receive aid, and those who deliver it.
Our NetHope Members
Accion, ActionAid, Americares, Ashoka, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Children International, Christian Aid, Compassion International, Concern Worldwide, DanChurchAid, Danish Refugee Council, Direct Relief, FHI360, Global Communities, GOAL, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, HIAS, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Management Sciences for Health, Marie Stopes International, Medair, Médecins sans Frontières, Medical Teams International, Mennonite Central Committee, Mercy Corps, Mercy Ships, Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Pact, PATH, Plan International, PCI, Pro Mujer, Relief International, Samaritan’s Purse, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages International, Team Rubicon, The Carter Center, The Nature Conservancy, Trócaire, VSO, WaterAid, Welthungerhilfe, Wildlife Conservation Society, Winrock International, Women for Women International, World Vision, WWF International
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