Summit Day One: Reunions and collaboration set this week’s tone

By Lauren WoodmanOne of the most satisfying things about the annual NetHope Global Summit is how our delegates are so ready to collaborate and be inspired. Neal McCarthy, from Oxfam, may have summed it up best in his tweet: “Inspired & reassured in equal measure!”We started the day with a joint working group on The … Continued

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A UBC grad student anticipates NetHope Global Summit 2017

By Mitch HulseIn graduate seminars, I am constantly reminded by professors and seasoned policy veterans of the intrinsic value behind collaboration in solving the myriad challenges faced by practitioners within international development. Alongside my peers, I usually point to the power of technology to facilitate the kind of collaborative innovation that can contribute to solving … Continued

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Summit Day Four: Security, cognitive computing and until next year …

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIt’s the last day of the formal Summit (in-depth training sessions happen Friday), and I’m so pleased with the level of participation, collaboration and content we’ve seen this week. A special thanks to CDW for sponsoring our Community Celebration at the Center for Civil and Human Rights last night. If we … Continued

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Summit Day Three: Celebrating our community

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIt’s Wednesday at the NetHope Global Summit — the day after election day in the U.S. We had more than a few bleary-eyed attendees who’d stayed up late to watch returns, but our morning speakers did a terrific job of bringing us back to our missions. Elizabeth Mynatt, Executive Director at Georgia Tech’s Institute … Continued

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Summit Day Two: Digital transformation, and DanChurchAid

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOIt’s Tuesday in Atlanta (and election day in the U.S.). Though we’re sure our delegates were surreptitiously checking for election news, we also know that today’s Summit provided an excellent distraction.  First, a big thank you to the International Procurement Agency for hosting our daily breakfasts here in Atlanta. We all appreciate … Continued

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Summit Day One: It’s a NetHope family reunion!

By Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEOToday was a terrific start to the NetHope Global Summit in Atlanta. This is our biggest Summit to date, with longstanding members, vendors and partners, but also plenty of new faces. While there’s no way I could possibly capture all of the powerful and insightful talks and session of this first … Continued

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A grad student anticipates NetHope Global Summit 2016

By Roya PakzadI first learned about NetHope via the SDG ICT Playbook: From Innovation to Impact, a report that describes how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be applied to address United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). I’m a former electrical engineer who has decided to put my mind in the hands of my heart, and … Continued

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Looking ahead to the 2016 NetHope Global Summit

By Lauren WoodmanIt’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for the NetHope Global Summit to convene once again — this time, in Atlanta, Georgia. This is my third Summit, and I’m looking forward to so many sessions on our jam-packed agenda. I’m also excited to welcome over 300 delegates to the Georgia Tech Hotel … Continued

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Contributions across the conference chasm

By Revi SterlingThe two largest general ICT for Development conferences have happened in the last month, both focusing on similar development issues, emerging technologies, and geographies. The overlap stops there: ICT4D, sponsored by and designed for the NGO community, had a smattering of funders and policy-type academics. ICTD2016, a research-specific conference, only had NGOs to … Continued

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