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Last week's #ICT4D2016 conference helped us see the tools that hold promise, identify scalable projects, and find partners that we can learn from, writes NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman.
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By Lauren Woodman Having just wrapped up a week in Nairobi with the ICT4D Conference, my head is spinning in the very best of ways. After four days of plenaries, breakouts and great networking, I am sure many of us are still sorting through the great ideas and replicable projects that we saw in ...
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NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman writes, in a blog post for the World Economic Forum, about the challenges around data-sharing in the humanitarian sector -- and also about a new joint project that hopes to help solve some of these issues. http://bit.ly/1qxoiSY
All of us involved in humanitarian and disaster-recovery work know that sharing information is a good thing. But there are many barriers that stand in the way and prevent the improved response that we all want, says Lauren Woodman.
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As soon as NetHope Wi-Fi goes live in the camps, #refugees log on to search for information about border closings, the asylum application process and basic services. The Wi-Fi connection takes them directly to Refugee Info Hub, where they can read the latest facts in six languages. @Googleorg http://bit.ly/1YAN806
By Madeline Kane “Information is like food here,” a Save the Children aid worker tells us. “All of the minors we work with use phones, and Wi-Fi is the only way they can connect with family and find out what will happen to them.” As soon as NetHope Wi-Fi goes live, refugees log on to search for ...
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Inside the German Red Cross tent at the Cherso refugee camp in northern Greece, Dr. Gundula Epp treats about 40 patients a day. The effects of trauma and stress can take a toll on refugees’ health, but thanks to a working internet connection, the refugees are able to communicate with family and friends.
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By Madeline Kane “For refugees, internet is a lifeline,” says Dr. Gundula Epp. Inside the German Red Cross tent at the Cherso refugee camp in northern Greece, Dr. Epp treats about 40 patients a day. The effects of trauma and stress can take a toll on refugees' health, she says.
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Emma Eggink, from the Starfish Foundation, has seen thousands of ‪#‎refugees‬ make landfall in Lesvos. She and her team helped provide them with a place to rest; NetHope provided Wi-Fi so the refugees could find essential information and get word to family members that they were safe.

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By Madeline Kane, Google.org. Emma Eggink, of the Starfish Foundation, has seen many thousands of refugees land on the north shore of Lesvos: “The first thing people ask when they arrive is, 'Where can I get Wi-Fi?'” Seated at the Captain's Table restaurant in Molyvos, Emma and I ordered a ...
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NetHope is proud to be working in Europe, providing help and hope to refugees via internet connectivity.

Today we introduce Google's Chris Nieckel, who just returned from helping set up Wi-Fi at refugee camps in Greece. "As I read the news about refugees each day from my home in Zurich, I wondered what I could do to help," he says. "Before long, I found myself in the camps of Northern Greece with the NetHope team." ‪#‎refugees‬
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We were so grateful to have you with us in Greece! We so appreciate Google sending you, and hoping to have you join us again!
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Over the past two years, more than 700 private + public sector stakeholders have used the USAID-NetHope e-Payments Toolkit to start using e-payments in operational and program payment streams. Take a look at this new video for a peek into how you can leverage the Toolkit to make your own transition: http://bit.ly/25eJUmG
It has been nearly two years since the release of the USAID-NetHope e-Payments Toolkit – a practical 10-step guide created to help non-governmental relief and development organizations in making the journey from cash to electronic payments (e-payments). Since June 2014, the Toolkit has been ...
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Madeline Kane, NetHope volunteer and marketing manager at Google.org, wraps up her story series from #refugee camps in Greece. Thank you, Madeline, for your insightful and empathetic reporting, and for helping to share NetHope's efforts on behalf of refugees.
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Project Reconnect grantee Freifunk im Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis (EN) has rolled out 250 #Google Chromebooks to local initiatives. NetHope's Project Reconnect team is excited to support this effort to welcome refugees in the Ennepe-Ruhr region in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. #NHReconnect http://bit.ly/1TGZ1gT
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David Tagliani, a first responder for NetHope describes how he convinced Greek soldiers to let him install Wi-Fi at a #refugee camp.
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By David Tagliani Relationships energize me. That's why I love working with NetHope as an emergency responder. I came to work for NetHope in late 2014 while I was in West Africa with Mercy Corps. I had just finished my assignment when NetHope called about a project connecting relief workers in ...
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NetHope is proud to be working in Europe, providing help and hope to refugees via internet connectivity.
Today, you'll meet Shirin and her five children, who are waiting to be reunited with her husband. ‪#‎refugees‬
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By Madeline Kane, Google.org “Ahlan,” Shirin smiled, holding back the white canvas flap to her tent. We accepted a cup of tea and a seat on her spotless floor, welcoming a break from the midday heat. Then we listened as Shirin told her story. Shirin and her five children came from Deir ez-Zor, ...
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Faces of NetHope: Kevin MacRitchie, NetHope’s Director of Global Programs for Connectivity and Infrastructure recently led a team to set up Wi-Fi for refugees across Greece. “One of the best parts of this project is working alongside hardworking and compassionate Greek people from communities nearby.” #refugees

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NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. By facilitating collaboration between NetHope’s nonprofit members, foundations, and tech sponsors, NetHope is a catalyst for productive innovation and problem-solving in humanitarian and conservation work. Since its founding in 2001, NetHope has grown to represent 44 international NGOs working on some of the world’s toughest challenges including poverty and hunger, refugee displacement, human trafficking, gender inequality, and environmental protection.
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