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October 2020

ANNOUNCING the Frontline Humanitarian Logistics (FHL) Project team has succeeded in their goal to publish a Common Frontline Humanitarian Logistics Data Standard! NetHope Members and technology partners collaborated on a project to make delivering frontline humanitarian support in complex settings easier, faster and cheaper.

NetHope recently convened a group of leading humanitarian NGOs – members of our AI Working Group – for a round of consultations focused on exploring the benefits, challenges, and the path forward for AI in the humanitarian sector. Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies Initiative at NetHope, shares the key insights from those consultations in this blog post.

How can we close the gender gap in financial inclusion? Shelley Spencer, CEO of Strategic Impact Advisors lays out the issues and efforts of NetHope and its Member organizations to address this challenge.

It’s a massive privilege to get to connect amazing donors like Facebook with the vital programs of our Members, International Rescue Committee, Norwegian Refugee Council, and International Medical Corps in vulnerable communities.


More than 800 people have now registered to join us for this year’s NetHope Virtual Global Summit! In just a few days, you can log in and start planning your personal Summit agenda. If you haven’t registered to be part of it yet, sign-up now to secure your place.

Continuing your Professional Education is critical to increasing your knowledge and lifting the capability of your team and organization. To make sure our content is worth your time investment we made sure the NetHope Summit 2020 is accredited by the external CPD Certification Service. Our content is objectively recognized to have a high learning value and can be counted toward your official training and professional development budget!


WATCH THE RECORDING: Skills and Standards for a Digital Workforce
Programing at a distance. Mobility constraints. A need to skill up internally to better support implementing partners globally. Our September 17 webinar was very well received. A diverse speaker panel shared firsthand insights on identifying ICT core competencies, the process of developing skill standards, and managing distant learning for a digitally skilled workforce.

WATCH THE RECORDING: Using Technology to Build Operational Resiliency
For Barbara Pirto, Finance Director at Human Rights Watch, the importance of investing in nonprofit technology is a message that goes all the way back to when she first joined the organization over two decades ago.


Photograph: UNICEF
Microsoft Announcement: Open Call for AI for Humanitarian Action Projects
Microsoft recently announced an expansion of funding for organizations developing AI solutions that address challenges in Human Rights, Needs of Women and Children, Disaster Response, and Refugees and Displaced People. The program will provide up to USD $300,000 fair market value in Azure and data science services, including up to 1000 hours of engagement by data science experts and Azure enablement support. Nonprofits, United Nations Organizations, International Organizations, research, academic, and governmental organizations are eligible to submit project proposals. Private sector organizations can also apply if a nonprofit/humanitarian partner is directly engaged in the proposed project.
Project proposals can be submitted 31 October 2020. Learn more at You can also directly review the Criteria and FAQ document at

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