Why is transformation so difficult? What are the main obstacles?
This blog post describes the rapid push for technology solutions to meet the effects of COVID-19 on development programs around the world.
Tropical Cyclone Kenneth is now lashing the already savaged nation of Mozambique, with 700,000 people in its path and promising more devastation due to flooding. For responders to stay connected is vital to helping rescue, feed, and shelter those impacted by storms such as this. After the destruction caused by tropical Cyclone Idai,NetHope deployed and assisted […]
During the first week of April, NetHope conducted its inaugural disaster response training (DRT) course for the Asia region in Makati, Philippines. Thirty-two participants from 17 member organizations and three governmental organizations were given hands-on training in emergency telecommunication networking, wireless distribution, TV white space, installation of VSATs, alternative power solutions, and mobile satellite communication. […]
Just like all other sectors, the Humanitarian Sector is ripe for digital transformation. We are already seeing some of the first steps occur, but sadly most of the innovative efforts never go beyond the pilot stage, resulting in what I have chosen to call pilotitis. If you would ask some of the technology people within […]
Solitude is always good for reflection and for the last couple of weeks I have thought much about the importance of passion in everything we do. I have been lucky enough to have great discussions with my own kids about their future direction and to meet young passionate people who are going after what they […]
Gisli Olafsson (standing to right) is a Humanitarian Advisor at NetHope and has been responding to disasters for the past 25 years. He is the main designer behind the NetHope Disaster Preparedness Training simulation held in Panama July 18-28. Below is an interview where he explains his process for designing the simulation and the expectations and goals […]