“Digital data collection has enabled faster, more efficient tracking of our work so that we can show donors in real time that our interventions are truly making a difference.
“Delivering cash directly into the hands of the poorest using mobile cash transfers, piloted by Concern in Malawi more than decade ago, is now used throughout the sector and was a key strategy in preventing famine in the horn of Africa two years ago.
“When you combine technology with the experience of community based approaches, that’s where the magic happens and I am genuinely excited about what transformations the next 50 years will bring for humanitarian response.”
The summit’s organiser, NetHope, is a consortium of nearly 60 global non-profit organisations founded 18-years-ago with the aim of using technology for purposes that improve lives.
Its members address some of the world’s toughest challenges: disaster response, refugee displacement, disease outbreaks, poverty, hunger, and wildlife and environmental protection.
Collectively, NetHope members deliver over 60 per cent of all annual, international, non-governmental aid.