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March 15, 2018 12:00pm

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March 15, 2018 1:00pm

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NetHope Solutions Center

Learnings from NetHope Workshop in Puerto Rico

When NetHope began its mission to reconnect Wi-Fi and cell service in Puerto Rico in the days after Hurricane Maria, there were more than a few logistical challenges.

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When NetHope began its mission to reconnect Wi-Fi and cell service in Puerto Rico in the days after Hurricane Maria, there were more than a few logistical challenges.

Basics such as food, water, and shelter were in short supply. Without power, team members sometimes used headlamps and paper maps to sketch out the next day’s mission. And with no generators to be had on the island, logistics coordinator Dagbjartur Brynjarsson sent a dozen emails before he found a man in Miami with a close connection to Puerto Rico. He took his truck and trailer and drove up to Atlanta to buy the generators that we needed, and shipped them, Dag recalled.

NetHope convened a learning workshop in San Juan, Puerto Rico in January to hear the many stories of chance connections and fortuitous introductions that assisted us in our work. A diverse cross-section of NetHope staff and consultants, key technology partners, private foundations and academics gathered to discuss the connectivity work during the weeks following the hurricane, and the subsequent Information as Aid campaign.

Please take a moment to save this time on your calendar and join us for an informative call to learn more about our key findings from the workshop.

Before joining the call, we suggest reading our recent blog post about the workshop.

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