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  • Blog Post: New program to develop IT skills in Haiti

    Frank Schott , the global program director for NetHope has written a blog post over on Wired’s Haiti ReWired site about the chronic shortage of local information and communication technology (ICT) professionals in the country. Frank writes: ICT can be used to support health, education...
  • Blog Post: Helping NGOs Crowd-Source Solutions from Students

    The I magine C up is Microsoft’s annual student technology competition that asks students from around the world to combine their creativity and passion for technology to help solve the toughest problems. Personally, it’s one of my favorite events that Microsoft puts on for students. Every...
  • Blog Post: Rebuilding Haiti, One Story At a Time

    Frank Schott, Global Program Director, NetHope One year later, another chance to reflect upon the international humanitarian response to the earthquake’s devastation in Haiti. There are many stories to tell; some that are filled with inspiration and courage and others that are filled with disappointment...
  • Blog Post: Working together helps nonprofits do more with less

    Rui Lopes, Chief Information Officer, Save the Children Picture this: Congratulations! You are now the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for an international non-profit organization. Let’s see, you are handed an extremely limited budget and senior management kindly requests that you truly “do...
  • Blog Post: Volunteers deliver laptops to support relief efforts in Japan

    NetHope, Microsoft, Dell, HP and InterConnection Partner to Deliver Laptops to Rescue Workers in Japan Guest post By Gisli Olafsson, NetHope Emergency Response Director Communication is the lifeblood of rescue operations in Japan. Without the ability to share information and collaborate in real...
  • Blog Post: Clinton Global Initiative – Making Change Happen

    By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs at Microsoft. Last week at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York city was at once a most exhilarating and tiring week. President Clinton continues to bring his star power, his deep concern around global development, and...
  • Blog Post: Developing IT Pros of the Future in Rwanda

    By Peter Njagi, Microsoft Certified Trainer I have worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2004. In March 2012, I heard about a program called the NetHope Academy that was going to be launched in Rwanda. After doing some research, I learned that the NetHope Academy provides internships and training...
  • Blog Post: Good Read from NetHope: Office 365, the Cloud and Nonprofits in the Developing World

    By Karen Bergin, Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs On Tuesday, Microsoft launched Office 365 for Nonprofits as a worldwide donation program. Frank Schott, interim president and executive director of NetHope , believes cloud solutions offer a specific set of benefits to nonprofits and NGOs...
  • Blog Post: From a Lion to a Mouse; remote computing access provides a different way of life in Kenya

    Students using Windows MultiPoint Server at the Kisapuk Community Center in southern Kenya A few weeks ago, our colleagues on Microsoft's Environmental Sustainability Team shared a blog post on how Windows MultiPoint Server was enabling increased access to computer education and training, while using...
  • Blog Post: Helping to respond to the Horn of Africa Crisis

    Editor’s note: Cross-posted from the Microsoft on the Issues blog . Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft It has been more than two months since famine was declared in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti, leaving 12.4 million people in need...
  • Blog Post: Letting Go: Leveraging Office365 towards a Serverless NGO

    Thomas Bell, Director, Integrated Technology Initiative, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public There is a room at the Ashoka offices in Arlington, Virginia, a room that would be familiar to many IT managers, filled with servers - racks and racks of servers. These servers produce lots and lots of heat, so...

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