Emerging Technologies

NetHope's Emerging Technologies Initiative is a sector-wide approach to integrating AI, blockchain, and other emerging technologies in humanitarian, development, and conservancy work.

The initiative is focused on growing NGO’s internal expertise and capacity to evaluate, develop, procure, and use emerging technologies in their work so they can make informed decisions, do their work better, anticipate issues that might arise from emerging technologies like AI and blockchain, and ensure that people in need are aware of the technologies that affect them and their communities.

The Initiative focuses on three areas as identified by NetHope members:

  • Capacity building via workshops, webinars, conferences, and the NetHope Solutions Center featuring practical information about AI/ML capabilities, tools & services, and lessons learned from implementations in humanitarian, development and conservation contexts.
  • Practical toolkits & standards that are designed to support responsible, sustainable and consistent implementation of AI/ML in the social impact space, and scaling of the most promising programs, processes, and methodologies.
  • Support for practical implementations in the form of facilitating access to technical expertise and resources (product and funding).

The key component to a successful initiative is the involvement of individuals and organizations actively working on AI/ML and blockchain technologies, as well as NGOs who know the problems that need to be solved, contexts that need to be planned for, and barriers that need to be overcome to make ethical and widespread adoption possible. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, please contact us.


RESOURCES

Blog posts

AI

Digital Identity

Tools

Webinars

AI

Digital Identity and Digital Currencies

Reports and papers

AI

Blockchain

  • Outcome document from Blockchain for Social Good Event co-hosted by NetHope and ICSC in New York (March, 2019)

If you work for a NetHope member organization you can access additional information on the AI Working Group page (login required).

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