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Embracing Change for Collective Impact. This year’s Summit theme reflects our optimism for the future and our recognition of the rapid change happening in our sector and in technology. True to NetHope’s legacy, our collaboration to explore, understand, and chart a course  to help our sector use technology well is key to achieving our respective missions.  With a renewed focus on working together, we can fully realize the promise of technology to impact our work, our organizations and our world.
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Thursday, November 5 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Square Peg, Round Hole? Clarifying the Role of Technology in Development FULL

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In a shifting digital landscape, there is increasing interest in the enabling role technology can offer in alleviating poverty. Techies, tools providers and the private sector are keen to offer their skills and support to international development and humanitarian response. The problem is that NGOs do not always clearly explain their problems in a way that demonstrates a clear role for technology. What often results is a tech driven approach, rather than program-driven objectives. Learn more about incentives, outreach, context and how technology can enable theories of change.

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Sophie Marie Romana

Director, Community Finance, Oxfam America
Sophie Romana is the Director of Oxfam America’s Community Finance department where she runs two of Oxfam’s flagship programs: Saving for Change, a savings-led microfinance initiative in six countries, with over 700,000 clients, mostly women; and R4, the Rural Resilience Initiative, an innovative partnership with WFP and SwissRe providing access to savings, access to credit, disaster risk reduction practices and weather index micro-insurance... Read More →

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NetHope Leadership Institute

The NetHope Leadership Institute helps CIOs and emerging technology leaders enhance their organizational leadership skills to help their nonprofits leverage the benefits of technology effectively, efficiently, and for impact. Bringing together technology, program, and executive leaders from the nonprofit, private, public and academic sectors, the NetHope Leadership Institute facilitates best practice sharing, collaboration, and peer-to-peer... Read More →

Thursday November 5, 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm
Lounge 9 - 0.1.19

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