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Per Bjerre, DanChurchAid Communications
ATLANTA – November 8, 2016 – NetHope, a global consortium of the world’s leading nonprofits, just elected its 50th member, DanChurchAid (DCA), during the NetHope Global Summit in Atlanta, which concludes this Friday, November 11.
NetHope, founded 15 years ago, includes members that represent the foremost development, humanitarian and conservation organizations. Collectively, they are leading the fight against the toughest challenges we face: poverty, hunger, refugee displacement, disaster response, disease outbreaks, human trafficking, gender inequality and environmental protection.
“The future is digital,” said Erik Johnson, Head of Humanitarian Response for DanChurchAid. “DCA is betting big on digital transformation as a better way to serve our mission to disaster- and conflict-affected people worldwide. We’re also convinced that the best way to do that, and to have the biggest impact on humanitarian action worldwide, is through partnership with other organizations. That’s why we believe that NetHope is a network that’s worthwhile, and one that we plan to contribute to, as well as learn from.”
DanChurchAid assists the world’s poorest to lead a life in dignity. Aid is given regardless of race, creed, political or religious affiliation. DCA is a leading Danish organization that works to save lives, build resilience and fight extreme inequality. A faith-based, non-missionary organization with a presence in 18 countries, DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance, one of the world’s largest NGO Alliances. Its core competencies are in active citizenship, food security, mine action and humanitarian assistance, with a special focus on cash transfer programming.
"It's great to see another partner-based development and humanitarian agency join NetHope,” said Michael Duggan, Trócaire CIO and NetHope board member. “DanChurch Aid is an innovator and a sector leader in cash-based programming. We look forward to collaborating and learning with DCA as part of the NetHope community."
Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEO said, “It’s an honor to welcome DanChurchAid to our NetHope membership. One of the most powerful things about the NetHope community is the free exchange of ideas between the nonprofit and technology sectors that ultimately benefits underserved communities around the world.”
About NetHope Membership
At NetHope, our member organizations are at the core of all that we do. It is through their collaborative efforts that we can create and deploy powerful, world-changing information and communication technology (ICT) solutions to those in need.
Since our beginning in 2001, NetHope has grown to represent 50 international nonprofits, each of which contributes their expertise and resources to our greater mission and vision. In turn, NetHope provides each member with services, programs, shared knowledge and collaboration opportunities that enrich and deepen their respective missions. Each new member becomes a vital addition to our team as we expand our reach and impact all over the world. We are united by one common goal: to apply the promise and power of technology to the problems of humanity.
Accion, ActionAid, AmeriCares, Ashoka, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, ChildFund International, Children International, Christian Aid, Compassion International, Concern Worldwide, DanChurchAid, Danish Refugee Council, Direct Relief, FHI360, Global Communities, Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, HIAS, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Ipas, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Management Sciences for Health, Medair, Medical Teams International, Mercy Corps, Mercy Ships, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Pact, PATH, Plan International, Pro Mujer, Relief International, Samaritan’s Purse, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages International, The Nature Conservancy, Trócaire, VSO, WaterAid, Welthungerhilfe, Wildlife Conservation Society, Winrock International, Women for Women International, World Vision, World Wildlife Fund International