More reflections on WEF: 4 Key trends impacting nonprofits

Above: NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman with Tae Yoo, SVP of Corporate Affairs at Cisco, and Alan Donald, CFO at Mercy Corps during the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Editor’s Note: For the past six years, Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEO, has represented NetHope at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting as a civil … Continued

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Reflections on WEF: The big picture

Editor’s Note: For the past six years, Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEO, has represented NetHope at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting as a civil society delegate. This is one of two posts detailing Lauren’s observations at WEF—from the big picture to nonprofit trends. By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHope After concluding a busy week at … Continued

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AI and the future of learning: What we talked about at the world’s largest edtech event

By Leila Toplic, Lead, Emerging Technologies, NetHope The 2020 Bett Conference brings together over 34,000 attendees, including more than 800 leading companies, and 103 EdTech startups from the education technology landscape. People from over 146 countries in the global education community come together to discuss the future of education and explore how technology and innovation can enable learners and … Continued

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IT professional learns first-hand the benefits of membership through Disaster Response Training

Above: NetHope trainer Ingo Haraldsson explains solar energy solutions to trainees during the NetHope Africa region Disaster Response Training held in Uganda in November.By Emmanuel Mpango, World Vision Malawi I first heard of NetHope when I joined World Vision Malawi in 2015. As World Vision Malawi’s (WV) IT Infrastructure and Networks Administrator, my role encompasses … Continued

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IOM and RIS to assume maintenance of NetHope networks for refugees in Greece

The Syrian refugee crisis, despite being out of the media spotlight, has lasting effects. As one of NetHope’s longest lasting projects, we have provided connectivity in the Greek-based refugee settlements for the last four years, funded through our various partners and, for the last 10 months, by a special grant provided by the International Office … Continued

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Global Broadband and Innovations Alliance progresses digital inclusion in rural areas around the globe

The Global Broadband and Innovations Alliance (GBI) is a 10-year cooperative agreement between NetHope and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). GBI leverages new and existing technologies to support socioeconomic development in USAID-priority countries through (1) extending the reach of broadband internet access, including enhanced mobile networks, into more remote and rural areas; and … Continued

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The impact of connectivity affects humanitarians as well as beneficiaries

We know the incredible positive impact connectivity has on those directly affected by disaster and displacement. The stories of reconnection with family and friends, finding essential needs such as food and shelter, opportunities for employment, training, and education, and even the simple yet necessary need for entertainment and cultural connection, are important qualitative and quantifiable … Continued

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Key takeaways from the AI discussions at the NetHope Global Summit 2019

Above: AI discussions during the NetHope Global Summit held October 21-25, 2019 in Puerto Rico By Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies at NetHope, and Steve Hellen, ICT4D Director at Catholic Relief Services   Last month we had the opportunity to host several discussions about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) at the NetHope Global … Continued

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I am NetHope: Cait Campos

Those who have careers or volunteer in humanitarian work are often drawn due to an empathetic base that drives them to help. For some, like Facebook’s Cait Campos, this is also fueled through a personal, family history that spurred her to focus her efforts on helping migrants and refugees. Being the child of a family … Continued

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The Patterson Foundation contributes $75,000 to NetHope’s connectivity efforts for displaced Venezuelans

Above: Matt Altman of NetHope partner CiscoTacOps tests a connectivity hub installed in Colombia. (Photo courtesy Sean Taylor) Contribution intended to catalyze additional support for NetHope’s efforts For the past three years, Venezuela has hovered on the edge of complete breakdown. The situation has drained the country of about 13 percent of its 31 million … Continued

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