Digital Strategies for Impact

Our mastery of digital strategies will profoundly change how we define, deliver, and enable aid, resulting in transformative impact for our sector and the world. No matter where you are on that journey, just beginning or advanced, digital transformation is a balancing act between vision and implementation, aspiration and outcomes. If we want to harness the power of technology, it’s time for all of us to step up and embrace digital transformation.

The NetHope Global Summit is a collaborative effort with our members and our partners, and we need your help to shape the agenda. To submit a proposal for an agenda item, workshop session, or plenary session, please complete and submit the Agenda Suggestion form by Friday, August 18, 2017

Monday at the Summit

Monday morning working group sessions

 As in previous years, NetHope Working Groups will convene Monday morning. These groups are made up of representatives from member and partner organizations that work together throughout the year to solve problems and produce guidance/learning on shared interests. The annual Summit provides an opportunity for Group members to meet in person, and get a lot done in a short time! The agenda, format, and facilitation of these meeting are left up to the Working Group lead(s).

We expect to have working groups for Connectivity & Infrastructure, Disaster Management, Data Protection & Privacy, Gender Empowerment & Technology, etc.

Final work group lineup at the 2017 Summit will be forthcoming; let us know your organization’s preferred working group sessions here.

Monday afternoon icebreakers, and introduction sessions

This year, we are starting something new: topical peer discussions and a “Fail Fest.”

Peer Discussions: Peer discussion sessions will allow members to get to know each other, share experiences, and collaborate on solutions in smaller, context-specific groups. These discussions will be on specific topics of interest, products/platforms used by many members, or emerging trends that may affect our sector. There will be two 45-minute sessions on predefined topics.

To ensure your topics are covered, indicate the Peer Discussion topics of greatest interest using this form.

Fail Fest: At the inaugural NetHope Fail Fest, we’ll celebrate our ICT failures: what we learn from them, and how we apply those learnings to future objectives. Members will be asked to prepare 5-minute Fail presentations, covering what failed, why it failed, and the lessons learned from the failure. Note: This is meant to be a fun, and light-hearted event; humor strongly encouraged.  

We will have time for 5-10 prepared member failure presentation followed by a Fail Fest open mic, closing and awards. 

The Agenda Suggestion form now accepts proposed Fail Fest suggestions. Submit yours today!

Check back for more Summit Agenda updates. Next: In-depth training opportunities for Friday at the Summit!