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About NetHope Academy

NetHope Academy provides skills training, learning resources and access to communities of like-minded people to help humanitarian organizations improve emergency response and productivity. Our goal is to strengthen information and communication technology (ICT) skills through training, online learning and access to professionals within the technology community.

NetHope Academy is an initiative of NetHope, an information technology collaboration of 38 leading international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) serving millions of beneficiaries in more than 180 countries. Through member collaboration and by facilitating public-private partnerships with major technology companies, foundations, and individuals, NetHope helps members use their technology investments to better serve people in the most remote areas of the world. Read more about NetHope and member organizations at



Programs & Services

NetHope Academy focuses on two key audiences: Program Workers who use computers and the Internet as part of their work responsibilities, and Information and Communications Technology Professionals. In addition NetHope Academy has launched an Internship program for graduates from colleges and universities in developing countries to help them transition from school to work and to strengthen IT capacity of NGOs and their field offices.

The NetHope Academy is designed to offer training in the technologies most commonly used and valued among NGOs.

NetHope Academy training and resources help

  • technology workers expand their skills in information and communications technology (ICT)
  • program workers in NGOs strengthen communication and team management skills, and improve their proficiency using productivity software
  • unemployed youth and engineering and computer science students in developing countries receive market-relevant, practical and transferable IT skills.

What kind of training is offered?
NetHope Academy provides classroom training, e-learning courses and a variety of resources to support self-paced study. The NetHope Academy Internship program provides a work-study experience for students and unemployed youth. NetHope Academy online offers information about IT roles in NGOs, learning plans and skills assessments. NetHope member organizations have access to e-learning vouchers and free practice exams.

NetHope Academy programs are continuously refined based on feedback and needs expressed by
NetHope member organizations as funding becomes available. If you want to request a specific topic or class for the future, please e-mail us at


New in April 2014 – Virtual NetHope Academy Program Launch.  For more details, click here.