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Women play a central role in managing the family finances, and Digital Financial Services tools can enhance that role even more. So why aren't DFS more widely used by women in developing economies? NetHope's Shelley Spencer and Oxfam's Sophie Romana discuss obstacles -- and opportunities. http://bit.ly/29MUH1i
Sophie Romana (left) and Shelley Spencer (right) report Shelley-Spencer-Nethope back from the June 8 high level roundtable organized by NetHope and USAID, which brought together mobile banking and gender champions to reflect on how Digital Financial Services (“DFS”) can galvanize women's ...
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Did you miss our great #WorldRefugeeDay content? Here's a wrap-up of all the posts, articles and videos. http://bit.ly/28L8AMT
On June 20, we marked World Refugee Day with a selection of content from our partners, volunteers and staffers. In each blog post, article and video, you'll find a common theme: Connectivity is critical for refugees displaced from their homes. And, to establish Wi-Fi and charging stations in the ...
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Read how +Google.org and NetHope have partnered to help refugees start new lives. Project #Reconnect #WorldRefugeeDay  
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We are grateful for the spotlight that is being put on refugees and the organizations that serve them. Here at NetHope, we know none of our efforts would be possible without the generous donations of cash, product and expertise from our partners. http://bit.ly/1XYSBRN
By Frank Schott, Managing Director of Global Programs, NetHope. Over the years, NetHope, UNHCR and many international and local non-profit organizations have been working to support families that have been forced to flee their homes for safety in neighboring countries.
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Mohammad Abdul-Amir, who works for Google as a software engineer, had more than enough technical chops to help set up Wi-Fi in the camps. But he was most interested in using his Arabic to help refugees feel more at ease. "I understand what it’s like to be forced to leave a country that is inhospitable." http://bit.ly/1UVWaRo
By Molly Welch. For Mohammad Abdul-Amir, working with NetHope was an opportunity to help mitigate a crisis that feels personal to him. “Fundamentally, I wanted to lend a hand in helping people,” he said. “In a small way, I can empathize: I understand what it's like to be forced to leave a ...
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Dr. Thomas von Rueden is the co-founder and chairman of @Asylplus, a German non-profit that is one of Project #Reconnect's first #Google Chromebook grantees. Read why Dr. von Rueden, a serial entrepreneur, is working with NetHope to bring educational resources to #refugees. http://bit.ly/261xoYm
By Andreas Stütz “Call me Thomas,” says Dr. Thomas von Rueden, shaking my hand with a grin. The fifty year-old man with gray-black curls leads the team of Asylplus, an organization that provides refugees access to education, and hopefully, to job prospects. While answering my questions, ...
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Wieland Holfedler, engineering director at Google Germany, describes how some Project #Reconnect grantees are using Chromebooks to help refugees start a new life.
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By Wieland Holfelder, Engineering Director at Google Germany In January 2016, Google and NetHope started Project Reconnect with the joint goal of providing refugees in Germany with access to online information and educational resources. To this end, Project Reconnect is distributing 25000 ...
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NetHope has many partners in its work to establish Wi-Fi connectivity, from our generous donors, to our volunteers, to the UNHCR and the Greek government. In this video, NetHope’s Kevin MacRitchie and Isaac Kwamy explain how Wi-Fi is used in the camps. #WorldRefugeeDay http://bit.ly/28IHhTV
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There are nearly 60 million forcibly displaced people in the world today. And every single one of those people has a story. #WorldRefugeeDay http://bit.ly/266unJv
By Lauren Woodman, CEO of NetHope. Today is World Refugee Day. Today, like yesterday, and like tomorrow, 42500 people will be forcibly displaced from their homes. It's a staggering statistic, one that most of us are reading from the safety of our own homes. But every single one of those 42500 ...
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Hi Marissa! Thank you for caring about refugees. Helping us to spread the word is one way to help. Also, we have 49 member organizations that always need passionate volunteers. http://nethope.org/our-members/
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Walaa, a Syrian refugee, learned English via YouTube, and he's so good, he serves as a translator for journalists and aid workers at the camp where he's living. As NetHope installed Wi-Fi all around him, Walaa told us that he wanted to learn Greek next. "With the Wi-Fi, we now aren’t going to be able to sleep!” http://bit.ly/1Uzp665
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Dominik Hetzer works as a Solutions Architect at Cisco in Zurich, and volunteered to help lead our May deployment of eight networks in refugee camps across in Northern Greece. “It’s a crisis that affects the daily lives of everyone in Europe,” he said. “It was obvious [to me] that I should help.” http://bit.ly/1Uksb8E
By Molly Welch Volunteer support helps fuel our work at NetHope, and we're lucky to have volunteer teams from our donor partners on many of our missions. Dominik Hetzer, a Solutions Architect at Cisco, helped lead our May deployment of eight networks in refugee camps across in Northern Greece.
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On June 20, we’ll mark #WorldRefugeeDay, a day to acknowledge the millions of people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. They are ordinary people, robbed of their ordinary lives. As we've worked to connect refugees in Europe through Wi-Fi, we've learned some of their stories. http://bit.ly/1UQc8fQ
By Kristin Kalning On June 20, we'll mark World Refugee Day. It's a day to acknowledge the millions of people who have been forced to flee their homes because of war, persecution and natural disasters. They are ordinary people: farmers and business owners and primary school children, ...
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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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