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NetHope Academy provides technology training and resources to international development organizations. Our goal is to help improve staff capacity and productivity by strengthening crucial information and communication technology skills.

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NetHope Academy provides training, assessments and other resources for ICT Professionals in NGOs.
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Program workers find resources on business communication,  data management, project management etc.
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IT Internships

NetHope Academy Internship programs help students gain work experience. Online Application open now.
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Women’s TechConnect

Women’s TechConnect is an online, global community of practice & mentoring program to engage and support women IT professionals.
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NetHope Solution Center

SPECIAL INVITE: Call for ICT4D Stories, Questions and Insight!   Greetings NetHope Academy Interns & Alumni, The NetHope Solutions Center is looking for new contributors for our blog and forum discussions, and we have selected you as part of this special offer! The NetHope Solutions Center is an online tool for development communities around the world to learn and share how technology is helping to solve [...] Full story »


Haiti NetHope Academy Program – 4 Years Later All eyes were on Haiti after a massive earthquake rattled Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. The already poor infrastructure crumbled, leaving the people of Haiti reeling with severe physical and emotional loss. Meeting basic needs and finding meaningful work soon became even more challenging to a populace where more than two thirds or the workforce [...] Full story »

Hundreds of Interns made Employable Thriving Partnership Between Government and Private Sector Has Trained Thousands of Graduated Since Inception Pretoria News | Star Workplace | Amanda Maliba 07/02/2014 Every time something good happens, we come together to celebrate collectively.  Something good has happened for many of us in this room today and we are here to celebrate, says Shaka Sisulu [...] Full story »

Jennifer Gachukia

In Their Words: Accenture-NetHope Academy Interns “I can say my growth has been tremendous. Accenture is a big, professional company with an objective of ‘high performance delivered’. I knew nothing less than hard work would be expected of me.” These words just begin to reflect the impact that Margaret Kareithi’s recent six-month NetHope Academy Internship with Accenture Development Partnerships in Kenya, [...] Full story »


A Question to NetHope Academy Interns – Who Are You? As we enter the new year, I have been thinking about all that we have learned over the last two  years working with almost 400 NetHope Academy Interns and Graduates.    We are inspired almost every week by stories from Kenya, Haiti, Rwanda, Ghana and South Africa. We see amazing young women and men come out [...] Full story »

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What One Woman Can Do Become a Mentor Today; Change a Life Forever On the day we officially launched Women’s TechConnect at the Grace Hopper Celebration in Baltimore, Maryland, I knew in an instant it would have lasting impact. Not just because of the interest among 3,600 technical women from 54 countries who were attending the conference. Not just because [...] Full story »

Lynann Bradbury (NetHope), Emmanuella Stimphat (WTC Protegee), Radha Basu (Anudip Foundation) & Rane Johnson (Microsoft) help launch NetHope's Women's TechConnect Program at a Microsoft Womn in IT event.

From Seattle to Senegal Increasing the Number of Women IT Professionals Huffington Post | William Brindley 10/22/2012 October 11 marked the International Day of the Girl. The energy around the inaugural UN-sponsored event provided an opportunity for organizations across the globe to highlight the challenges and opportunities facing girls and young women in both the Global North and the Global South. Arguably many of the issues [...] Full story »

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NetHope’s Women’s TechConnect Jumpstarts the Next Generation of Women in Technology in the Developing World Baltimore, MD – October 4, 2012 – Today, NetHope announced the launch of Women’s TechConnect, a global online community and professional mentoring program that brings together professional IT women from the Western world with the next generation of women in technology in the developing world. Combining 1:1 mentoring, professional development and a collaborative approach to [...] Full story »

NetHope Academy Rwanda Students Enjoying Time Together

First NetHope Academy Class Graduates in Rwanda Students conclude internships in Rwanda Read more articles & stories about the NetHope Academy Rwanda Kigali, Rwanda – Sept. 28, 2012 – NetHope held a graduation ceremony in Kigali today for 39 IT students graduating from its inaugural Rwanda NetHope Academy class. NetHope Academy – a six-month program that provides computer science students with both [...] Full story »

NetHope Academy Kenya

First NetHope Academy Class Graduates in Kenya Students conclude internships in Kenya Read more articles & stories about the NetHope Academy Kenya Nairobi, Kenya – Sept. 21, 2012 – NetHope held a graduation ceremony in Nairobi today for 37 IT students graduating from its inaugural Kenya NetHope Academy class. NetHope Academy – a six-month program that provides computer science students with both classroom and on-the-job [...] Full story »


Coding is not just for Guys and Geeks About the Author: Ann Mei Chang serves as the Senior Advisor for Women and Technology for the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State. As a twelve year old girl, I came across the Space Invaders video arcade game and was mesmerized by the relentless thump-thump of the advancing aliens, [...] Full story »

Nyamata & RR Girls United

NetHope Academy Inspires Young Women in Rwanda to Pursue IT Careers Women of NetHope Academy Rwanda and Richards Rwanda encourage girls from the rural town of Nyamata to pursue careers in information technology. KIGALI, Rwanda (August 2012) – By Kevine Bajeneza – NetHope Academy Rwanda While many young professionals in Rwanda develop basic technical skills in school that are necessary for a career in information technology, other [...] Full story »


October 3, 2012 NetHope Women’s TechConnect Launches at Grace Hopper Celebration Anita Borg Institute’s annual Grace Hopper Celebration in Baltimore was the site for the global launch of NetHope Women’s Tech Connect today. Lynann Bradbury, NetHope Global Program Manager, announced the Women’s Tech Connect Program which is being has received initial funding from Accenture’s US Citizenship Group. “Women’s Tech Connect supports women in the developing world [...] Full story »


NetHope Academy Rwanda Graduates Receive Full-Time Job Offers Read more articles & stories about the NetHope Academy Rwanda Three recent graduates of NetHope Academy receive full-time job offers from top companies in Rwanda KIGALI, RWANDA – July 25, 2012 – In March 2012, NetHope expanded its successful NetHope Academy program to Rwanda. NetHope Academy is a six-month program that trains interns through both intensive classroom instruction and [...] Full story »

Kenya Classroom June 2012

NetHope Launches Technology Internship Program in Kenya Read more articles & stories about the NetHope Academy Kenya NetHope Academy scales to reach aspiring IT pros & entrepreneurs in three African countries NAIROBI, KENYA – June 14, 2012 – In March 2012, NetHope expanded its successful NetHope Academy program to Africa, making it available for the first time on the continent to students in Kenya, Rwanda, [...] Full story »

Haiti Graduates

NetHope Academy Haiti Graduates 29 Talented IT Professionals Read more articles & stories about the NetHope Academy Haiti Opokua Oduro, NetHope Academy Internship Program, Program Manager PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – (March 26, 2012) As the 29 members of the NetHope Academy 2012 Haiti graduating class convened in the Hotel Kinam lobby on Friday afternoon they shared smiles, laughter and camaraderie and I felt a huge sense [...] Full story »


NetHope Academy Haiti Trip Report February 2012. Last month Opokua Oduro, Program Manager for the NetHope Academy Internship Program, traveled to Haiti to conduct a field assessment of NetHope's latest class of NetHope Academy interns halfway through their internships. Full story »


NetHope Academy’s Intern Program Expanding To Kenya February 2012. NetHope Academy’s Intern Program is now expanding to Sub Saharan Africa thanks to a generous grant from the Accenture Foundation and continued support from Microsoft, Cisco and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. Full story »


20 Years | 20 Ways: Microsoft donates MTA exam vouchers to NetHope Microsoft will donate up to 1,000 vouchers for Microsoft Technology Associate exams to celebrate 20 years of Microsoft Certification. NetHope will distribute these vouchers to eligible, aspiring technology professionals around the world. Full story »


NetHope Academy graduates share how their lives changed January 2012. Yoldy Jacques Simon and Jude Antenor graduated from the NetHope Academy internship Program in Haiti in 2011. Both are now working for CHF and are helping to rebuild Haiti. Full story »


NetHope Members in India Learn Advanced Microsoft Skills December 2011. NetHope champions capacity building, not only in the communities where its members deliver aid, but also in the back office operations that support this critical work. With support from Anudip Foundation, the NetHope India Chapter organized a new series of training classes as the Advanced Training project. Full story »


Fonkoze welcomes NetHope Academy interns October 2011. To help promising young information technology professionals advance their careers, Fonkoze has welcomed two interns on its IT staff. Sherley Altidor and Jean Jackson Platel are both passionate about information technology. Full story »


NetHope Academy Internship Program 2.0 successfully launched September 2011. A new class of interns has started into the NetHope Academy Internship program in Haiti. The NetHope Academy team and some dedicated volunteers travelled to Haiti to help with the two-week boot camp that kicks off the program. Full story »