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NetHope Board appoints Lance Pierce as NetHope CEO

PRESS RELEASE October 29, 2020 NetHope Communications Team Communications@NetHope.org The NetHope Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Lance Pierce as the next NetHope CEO.Lance has a distinguished track record as a leader of organizations that have made a positive, measurable and widely recognized impact in sustainable development, corporate responsibility, sustainable investing and climate change. He has … Continued

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AI in the Humanitarian Sector

 Benefits, Challenges, and the Path Forward By Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies Initiative, NetHope What are the benefits of using AI in humanitarian contexts? What are the challenges? And what do we need to consider if we seek to incorporate more AI into the NGO sector? Today, close to 80 million people are displaced … Continued

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Sponsors for the 2020 NetHope Virtual Global Summit announced

PRESS RELEASESeptember 29, 2020 NetHope Communications TeamCommunications@NetHope.orgOctober 1 2020 – Platinum sponsorships for this year’s NetHope Global Summit have sold out as final preparations are made for the organization’s first-ever fully virtual Summit.As Covid-19 increases the challenges faced by the world’s most fragile communities, collaboration and collective action within the nonprofit sector is more important … Continued

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Crossing the finish line to digital financial inclusion

By Shelley Spencer, CEO of Strategic Impact Advisors. Hear Shelley at this year’s NetHope Virtual Global Summit.Digital technology has changed the path to the global goal of universal financial inclusion. Mobile phones are now mobile wallets used to store funds, pay school fees, access financing to buy a solar system and receive payments. Small shops … Continued

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NetHope welcomes three new members

NetHope, a global consortium of nearly 60 of the world’s leading nonprofits, is proud to announce the election of three new nonprofit member organizations during our July 8 member meeting. The three new members represent humanitarian organizations with global reach. They share NetHope’s mission to incorporate digital transformation on a deeper level in their programs … Continued

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AI ethics: 5 considerations for nonprofits

By Leila Toplic, NetHope Emerging Technologies LeadIn order to create AI solutions that are ethical, sustainable, and beneficial for all, we need nonprofit organizations to get involved in their design and implementation. NGOs, such as the 59 global NGOs that are NetHope members, have so much to contribute including a deep knowledge of the problems … Continued

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Une victoire pour l'Afrique - A win for Africa: NetHope launches first virtual Africa Chapter meeting

(English version follows at bottom) Par Elizabeth Njoroge, responsable des opérations TIC internationales pour Christian Aid et responsable de la section Afrique de NetHope La livraison de la 4e conférence virtuelle annuelle de NetHope Africa s'est déroulée sans accroc et a été une célébration pour l'Afrique. Le thème de la conférence, "Technologie pour la résilience/Nouveau … Continued

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I am NetHope: Angela Sousa

As the winds howled around her and the rain sliced down in thick sheets, Angela Sousa was understandably apprehensive. “As I prepared for Hurricane Maria,” relates Sousa, “I went over my list: food, water, medicine, check; lanterns and batteries, check; copies of personal documents, extra cash, and radio, check…Seeing my apprehension my neighbors said, 'tranquila, … Continued

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I am NetHope: Martin Mbalu

For Martin Mbalu the moment at the recent NetHope Global Summit 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico when attendees whipped out their phones to post #IamNetHope selfies resonated as more than just a slogan or a hashtag moment. As the Global Service Delivery Manager with Oxfam International, Mbalu has personified the spirit of the engagement … 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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