For 20 years, the NetHope community has been united by a vision for a more equitable and just world, where everyone can flourish on a planet that is protected.

 
March 2021
 
 
Dear Friends,
 
For 20 years, the NetHope community has been united by a vision for a more equitable and just world, where everyone can flourish on a planet that is protected. Last week, International Women’s Day once again put a spotlight on how far we have to go. NetHope believes that digital technology is a powerful tool on the journey towards empowering women across the globe and alleviating poverty. But merely giving marginalized women access to technology is not enough. This recent NetHope blog, based on the findings of the USAID NetHope Global Broadband and Innovations Alliance, explores effective practices to close the gender digital divide, addressing root causes rather than symptoms.
 
Covid-19 has in many ways made our world even more unequal, thrusting vulnerable communities further into poverty, and so an equitable global Covid-19 vaccination rollout remains high on our priority list. We have had two productive calls with NetHope Members sharing their experiences responding to previous health crises, and identifying opportunities for collaboration. Next month, we will be hosting a third call, joined by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD). Through this call we will enter the next phase of our collaboration; mapping offers and gaps. I look forward to seeing our community’s role evolve and solidify as we continue to collaborate and learn from the immense amount of experience and wisdom we have amongst our Members and partners.
 
We’re also busy planning our 20th anniversary NetHope Global Summit. It’s going to be a true celebration of the incredible impact our Members and technology partners have had over the last two decades and continue to have as we unite together. We hope you’ll join us! More details coming soon.
 
Warmly, and in peace,
Lance Pierce
NetHope CEO
 

LEADING-EDGE INITIATIVES

 
 
Join NetHope, FCDO and GPSDD to discuss vaccine data challenges and solutions
 
Save the date! For NetHope Member Organizations:
On Thursday 15th April, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) will be joining a NetHope-hosted call to discuss leveraging data to support low and middle income countries in their national vaccine allocation strategies. This is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. We’d love for you to join the discussion. 
 
 
 
NetHope scales AI Ethics conversations among nonprofits
 
In order to guide the design and use of AI toward optimal public benefit, we in the nonprofit sector have a responsibility to understand the risks and to learn how to anticipate consequences of the technology solutions we’re creating and using, and to take deliberate steps to address them. The AI Ethics for Nonprofits toolkit builds capacity in the sector to design, deploy and use AI responsibly and ethically.
 
 

COLLECTIVE ACTION

 
 
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. We are now entering the next phase of our collaboration; mapping offers and gaps in our community. Find out more in our new blog.
 
 
 
New NetHope Working Group collaborates on energy
 
NetHope Members are collaborating on improving their organizations’ energy practices through our new Working Group. We’ll be discussing accessing reliable, safe and sustainable electricity supplies, and how to conserve electricity, reducing carbon footprints and being more efficient. If you work for a NetHope Member and are passionate about energy, please join us!
 
 
 
NetHope CEO shares power of collective action
 
Lance Pierce is representing NetHope Members at events hosted by the World Economic Forum and Accenture Development Partnerships, and Cisco this month. He will be chairing an interactive panel looking at the responsible co-design of tech solutions, and showcasing the incredible work of NetHope Members committed to helping others in crisis – highlighting the key role of partnership and collaboration in solving long-term problems.
 
 

DIGITAL UPSKILLING

 
 

For your global team: stay secure

 

Short, engaging videos to make sure you and your team are on top of your data security.

 
 
 
 

Skills and standards for a digital workforce

 

Catch up on this panel discussion around building a digitally skilled workforce.

 
 
 

How to: run great virtual workshops

 

Top tips to make your nonprofit virtual workshop engaging and effective.

 
 
 

ESSENTIAL WEBINARS FOR YOU

 
Coming up:
 

Partnerships for Health Data Exchange

 

Hear first-hand insights on innovative approaches to partnership for health data exchange, key outputs and lessons learned from relevant initiatives on responsible health data sharing for effective Covid-19 response, and scaling-up health data management systems. Sign up now to join the discussion on March 18:

 
 
Coming up:
 

Using satellite imagery and AI in humanitarian contexts

 

Did you know that over a billion people are either missing or underrepresented on digital maps of the world? People who are 'invisible' on the map are often disconnected from critical services and resources. Sign up now to join the discussion on March 23:

 
 
In case you missed it:

 

Addressing Disability in Digital Tech Response to Covid-19

Designed for program managers or digital solution designers, in this webinar sector experts will show how technology can support accessibility and disability inclusion as we respond to Covid-19. Catch up now!

 
 

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