NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology.
March 2020


NetHope welcomes Liz Bronder as new Interim CEO

Leadership plays a pivotal and important role in guiding an organization. Throughout NetHope’s 19-year journey, the organization has evolved and strengthened. Now we are taking a new step in our future. We are pleased to welcome Liz Bronder as NetHope’s interim CEO. Liz’s commitment to the organization’s cause runs deep and true and is evidenced by her 2-year history with NetHope. She served as NetHope’s Board Vice Chair; chaired the Development Committee, where she interacted with NetHope’s partners; and she was a member of the Executive and Program Committees. Liz also brings 26 years of deep experience at the International Finance Corporation.



This year's Global Summit theme is Collective Action. Sustainable Impact. The NetHope community shares a commitment to applying the power of technology–with a focus on digital–to the problems and potential of humanity. But technology is only as good as the human intention behind it. Through a responsible, shared vision and cross-sector collaboration, we are co-creating a humane, equitable, and sustainable future for our world. We hope you join us for this exceptional week held at the InterContinental Berlin

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 As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, we are monitoring its effects and impact on the work of our NetHope members. NetHope will make judgments concerning meetings and workshops based on the latest recommendations of the World Health Organization and other monitoring agencies. The health and safety of participants is our major concern and we want to ensure that we are following the latest guidelines available.


We also recognize that our members and partners are making their own decisions about their staff travel restrictions which could affect attendance at in-person, NetHope-hosted events. Some have already instituted international travel restrictions for now. Looking ahead, as the NetHope Global Summit approaches, October 26-30, in Berlin, we will update you on its status.


Due to concerns about COVID-19 and travel restrictions, the Disaster Response Training scheduled for next week in Dubai and a partner training in April in Georgia, USA, have been postponed. We continue to monitor the situation and will be in contact with relevant members, partners, and training staff once we have additional information.


UPCOMING - Digital ID: Closing the Identity Gap

The ICT4D Conference has been cancelled due to concerns about COVID-19 and travel restrictions, but our webinar series is going strong. Register for the next in this series when we learn from digital identity experts from different backgrounds who will exchange success stories, lessons learned, and practical recommendations.


Last month our ICT4D webinar series featured one of our most popular, and well-attended webinars to date about how digital technology can support the protection of children, (vulnerable) people and staff. Visit the webinar landing page to view the recording, download resources, and leave your feedback.

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