Field Capacity Building
IT and communication tools can be delivered to humanitarian field programs, but it takes skills to use them to their full potential. NetHope’s work in field capacity building targets skills development in program workers as well as IT professionals and unemployed youth in the developing world.
The Field Capacity Building initiative training individuals on telecommunications/satellite technology and IT project management but has since grown and created the NetHope Academy, the initiative’s largest project that is set to train 1,000 computer science students in Africa and Latin America in just three years.
The Field Capacity Building initiative also focuses on furthering the development of its member organizations by facilitating the sharing of knowledge and innovations. The NetHope Chapter program aids collaboration between humanitarian organizations through meetings at a regional level as well as bringing representatives from NetHope member organizations together for the NetHope Global Member Summits every year to build relationships, further collaboration and keep abreast of critical ICT trends and technologies.Back to top