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NetHope COVID-19 Resources Page

NetHope COVID-19 Resources Page

This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.


As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, NetHope and its member organizations are monitoring its effects and the impact it is having on our collective work. NetHope is aggregating resources from and for our member organizations that may be helpful in their various programs and projects framed toward assisting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have resources to share, please email us for inclusion. And watch the recording of our NetHope COVID-19 Response: Member Information Call from Friday, March 13.

MEMBER NEEDS

NetHope is collecting information on your organization's needs in response to COVID-19. Please take a few minutes to tell us what challenges you are having in terms of workforce, information management, programing, supply chain, or any other areas.  We will use this information to guide our work in supporting members and also use it to inform our donors on how they can best support our collective efforts.  Respond here. Feel free to share with others in your organization.

NETHOPE MEMBER RESPONSE INFORMATION

GUIDANCE

General Resources and Information 

OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS

Available to all nonprofits 

Exclusive to NetHope Members Offers 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Kaiser Family Foundation has put together a curated list of publicly available information on donor funding to date: Donor Funding for the Global Novel Coronavirus Response

  • Candid has created a coronavirus pop-up webpage that includes funding opportunities and RFPs. The page contains grantmakers' responses to the pandemic, news coverage, and funding opportunities. They are constantly updating the page, and will be adding to it as the need for additional information arises.

WORKING VIRTUALLY

Organization-level Guidance and Resources 

Facilitating Remote Collaboration 

Individual Resources

DATA & ANALYTICS

WORKSHOPS/EVENTS

On April 1, the COVID-19 and AI: A Virtual Conference will address a developing public health crisis. Sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), the event will convene experts from Stanford and beyond to advance the understanding of the virus and its impact on society.  It will be livestreamed to engage the broad research community, government and international organizations, and civil society. RSVP here.

MICROSOFT

Microsoft is providing a number of solutions purpose built/re-architected for COVID-19 response. Can you please pass on the below to your members?

  1. BizzApps Team -  Emergency Response Hub a number of key PowerApps solutions which can be relevant:
    1. Crisis communicator – a way for orgs to push down and consolidate information for their employees
    2. In Hospital emergency response – report on available beds, equipment in use, related patients and more
    3. The COVID-19 knowledge chatbot is in development
    4. Private preview for other languages coming out soon:
      1.  Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), French, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish , Swedish, Italian, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
      2. Arabic is not included initially because of the RTL requirement
    5. For orgs working on COVID-19, we can consider access to Private Preview for the languages above.
  2. Health NeXT Team HealthBot – available in the Azure marketplace but can be deployed for free with permission from the team. Being heavily utilized by hospitals and government orgs throughout the US. (does require direct permission from Health NeXT team to deploy)
  3. Project Cora – chatbot create to determine resource availability (e.g. beds) in an organization and automatically update a reporting system.

    1. Imagine a Ministry of Health deploying with Twilio, can daily text focal points at hospitals for updates  
  4. Services Disaster Response - the COVID-19 Testing Portal solution which was initially implemented in Washington DC and New York and is now being rolled out in the United States. There is a Business Applications team lead by Drew Gervino who is looking to move this to a global solution.  I am not aware of the specific localization plans and languages considered.  The solution is built upon Dynamics 365 so my assumption is that it will leverage the product’s localization capabilities.

If NetHope members want to learn more on any of the solutions above, reach out to your Microsoft Account or Jeremy Pitman and he will identify the correct point of contact.

If you are interested in 1 Hour Call/Q&A to do a High level summary of all these, Jeremy Pitman would be the right contact the next week or two (First half of April 2020).  

OTHER UPDATES

ICTworks has created and shared a spreadsheet that lists all of the international development conferences canceled due to COVID 19 in our sector. Feel free to add your conference if you don’t see your listed.

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