Learning from disaster

Above: Disaster Response Training participants must experience real-world scenarios, such as austere living conditions, as they learn both the technical expertise and the team-building necessary to deploy to disasters around the world. (Photo courtesy Jade Auer) Building capacity to enable preparedness The dry, rolling hills of summer-seared grass and clumps of low trees with spreading … Continued

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El sueño de salud (The Health Dream)

Above: Maria Cavalcanti, Pro Mujer President and CEO, collaborates and ideates with her team. This post is one in a series focusing on the second networking group of NetHope members participating in IDEA (Imagine, Design, Execute, Assess), a broad umbrella for digital transformation processes offered to NetHope members through The Center for the Digital Nonprofit. The … Continued

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International Organization for Migration helps NetHope continue connectivity for Syrian refugees in Greece

Above: The International Organization for Migration has provided funding to continue the vital connectivity NetHope has set up for Syrian refugees living in settlements in Greece. As with most crises, once the immediate emergency is highlighted, the attention often is refocused elsewhere. But this doesn’t mean that the crisis is over. Such is the situation … Continued

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Mark Hawkins: “the engine that makes things happen.”

Welcome to the third 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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In the wake of Idai: Where things stand one month later

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth is now lashing the already savaged nation of Mozambique, with 700,000 people in its path and promising more devastation due to flooding. For responders to stay connected is vital to helping rescue, feed, and shelter those impacted by storms such as this. After the destruction caused by tropical Cyclone Idai, NetHope deployed … Continued

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Connectivity for humanity: Efforts aid Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

Since the end of 2018, NetHope and its network of global nonprofit members and tech partners have been deployed in Colombia, working to alleviate the huge crisis of people fleeing the increasing unrest in Venezuela. Since 2014, more than two million people have left that country, escaping the hunger, poverty, and destitution created by the … Continued

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Disaster response training course launched for Asia region

By Gisli Olafsson, Humanitarian Advisor, NetHope During the first week of April, NetHope conducted its inaugural disaster response training (DRT) course for the Asia region in Makati, Philippines. Thirty-two participants from 17 member organizations and three governmental organizations were given hands-on training in emergency telecommunication networking, wireless distribution, TV white space, installation of VSATs, alternative … Continued

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Connectivity a world away becomes local

Above: Part of the sprawling refugee settlement in Dadaab, Kenya.By Frank Schott, NetHope Managing Director, New Program Development A few weeks ago on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I took a short Lyft ride downtown to catch the Seattle Mariners. My Lyft driver, Mohamed, was super talkative and we soon became involved in conversation. Little did … Continued

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A Personal Account of a Tech Partner in Colombia

Every day, humanitarian response―and the promise that digital transformation holds for nonprofits to aid the world’s most vulnerable and underserved―is the focus of our work. But this is not a theoretical, detached proposition. The impact this work has on individuals and the communities we serve is what motivates all of us to perform this work … Continued

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