NetHope Africa Chapter


The Inaugural NetHope Africa Chapter Meeting

Leave No One Behind: Connect – Communicate – Collaborate

At the 2016 NetHope Global Summit this past November, African based attendees met and agreed it is high time we re-assemble the NetHope Africa Chapter. Both East and West. The result is the inaugural NetHope Africa Chapter meeting, and our theme is “Leave No One Behind: Connect – Communicate – Collaborate”.

The inaugural NetHope Africa Chapter Meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 5th - 7th June 2017. We would like to acknowledge and offer our sincerest thanks to our sponsors: Danoffice IT, the Inter Agency Working Group on Disaster Preparedness for East and Central Africa (IAWG)EMC, and O3b. Registration is now closed. Please contact Martin Mbalu, to become a sponsor or if you have any questions about the event.

The purpose of our meeting is to re-assemble the NetHope Africa Chapter, both East and West, in order to accelerate progress toward achieving effective collaboration between member agencies. Our conference goals are to bring together Nethope members from Africa and the Global North to foster conversation among participants on how communications, collaboration and ICT innovation will improve IT in development related work, and to explore the benefits of cross-sector partnerships to improve IT service delivery among International Relief and Development organizations working in Africa.

The following topics have been identified as the areas of focus and will form the basis of the chapter meeting agenda:

  • ICT4D
  • Women in ICT
  • ICT in emergencies
  • Business relationship and engagement
  • Africa collaboration and coordination
  • Strategic and governance
  • Infrastructure - Green energy, networking, connectivity, cloud and SMACIT

How to get involved

Speaking at the conference - Lend your voice and insights to further the advancement of our conference theme; “Leave No One Behind: Connect – Communicate – Collaborate”.

Sponsoring the conference –  We would like to attract forward-looking sponsors who are shaping the future of IT in development related work. (Please contact Martin Mbalu, to become a sponsor.)

Venue & Accommodations

Conference Venue: The Amber Hotel in Nairobi.

Ngong Lane, off Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya

+254 736 60 00 02 or +254 709 09 00 00

Accommodation: Participants must pay for their own lodging.

Please keep checking this page for the latest information on event agendas, venue, logistics and hotel options. Registered participants will receive email updates on any new information.

Thank You, Sponsors!

Danoffice IT elaborates on more than 21 years of experience on exclusively supplying and servicing IT & IS equipment to international Organizations, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations and Business-to-Business partners operating worldwide. Our 60 staff members support more than 250 organizations in over 163 countries. Danoffice IT is a recognized brand to multinational corporations and organizations who need a true global IT partner, supporting any need wherever it may be.

The IAWG is a leading regional forum for networking, technical information sharing and coordination. Sub/working groups have formed to cover various subjects including those which are active today– humanitarian human resources, training and capacity building, disaster risk reduction and climate change, policy and advocacy, quality and accountability, and the information, communications and technology (ICT) working groups.

EMC offers proven, all-inclusive superior solutions for establishing reliable, humanitarian network services and Internet connectivity worldwide. EMC has 10 years of experience in providing mission-critical service to over 1000 International organizations' offices and remote field sites in over 150 countries. As the world’s leading service provider to these types of humanitarian agencies, EMC offers multiple communications solutions to the humanitarian community by helping them to fulfill the core missions of peace-keeping; fighting hunger and poverty; promoting education and health; emergency response and relief initiatives during natural disasters in field operations.

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