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Chatbots made in Africa: collective action and lessons learned

How to get started with chatbots workshop at the 2020 NetHope Global Summit.Elizabeth Njoroge, International ICT Business Partner, Christian Aid, Ahmed Mihaimeed, Regional ICT Director, SOS Children’s Villages, Mazin Elamin ICT4D Coordinator, SOS Children's Villages, Doreen Koech, Information Security Lead, VSO While AI has now been around for a long time and is forecasted to … Continued

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Regional differences impact digital transformation, and they cannot be ignored

NetHope has published a new whitepaper showing the impact geography and cultural differences have on digital transformation. A one-size-fits-all approach to digital transformation can be expensive and ineffectual. Taking regional differences into account can result in a more sustainable, more effective, and less expensive journey. Key findings presented in the new whitepaper include: Global South … Continued

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COVIDaction, WHO, UNICEF, FCDO, GPSDD and NetHope Members unite to close the data gap and ensure equitable vaccine distribution

On Thursday 15 April, NetHope convened organizations leading the global fight for equitable Covid-19 vaccine distribution with funders and NetHope Members for a vital discussion around leveraging data for vaccine prioritization in low and middle income countries. You know the drill. Data is essential for a just and effective Covid-19 vaccination rollout. NetHope Members are … Continued

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How can NetHope Members harness the purpose mindset? A Q&A with Akhtar Badshah

Akhtar Badshah is former Senior Director of Microsoft Citizenship and Public Affairs, founder and Chief Catalyst of Catalytic Innovators Group, an expert on social impact, philanthropy, and international development, and the author of Purpose Mindset: How Microsoft Inspires its Employees and Alumni to Change the World. In this interview, he shares how harnessing a purpose … Continued

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‘Lives are saved or lost based on the accuracy of data’: the Assessment Data Model IDEA becomes reality

Written by Cameron Birge, Senior Program Manager Humanitarian Partnerships at Microsoft Sometimes the journey started leads to the unexpected destination. This has been the case for the Microsoft Humanitarian Partnerships team which organized a consortium of organizations to discuss IoT solutions for drone management which ultimately led to the December 2020 release of the Assessment … Continued

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Global Covid-19 vaccination efforts: the world’s leading NGOs unite

NetHope Members have expertise in complex health and vaccination programs. Our partners are at the cutting-edge of digital solutions. The result? Huge potential for collective action to ensure that no-one misses out on a Covid-19 vaccination. NetHope has now convened our Members for two calls focusing on the global Covid-19 vaccination effort. Members and partners … Continued

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Closing the gender digital divide

Women’s advancement is key to alleviating poverty. Digital technology can be a powerful tool to help. Yet, merely giving marginalised women around the world access to technology is not enough. Here’s why. Cost, skills, relevance, time, poverty, and safety concerns. These are the factors that are almost universally listed as contributing to the gender digital … Continued

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The data challenge: NetHope and global Covid-19 vaccine distribution

A global Covid-19 vaccination program requires two key things. It requires richer nations not to hoard vaccines for their own people at the expense of our planet’s most marginalized communities – which is currently a giant threat. And it requires accurate and detailed data. Data which is not readily available. This is where we believe … Continued

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Hurricane Iota: NetHope’s continuing response

NetHope is setting up secure networks for hurricane-affected communities and responding NGOs in Nicaragua following Hurricane Iota. With support from incredible NetHope partners The Patterson Foundation and Amazon Web Services (AWS), NetHope will support hurricane relief efforts in Nicaragua, working with local IT companies to install and maintain secure WIFI network equipment and bandwidth. Connectivity … Continued

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