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The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Andre Laperrière

GODAN
Executive Director
United Kingdom
During his career, Mr. Laperrière has led/managed numerous large scale projects on behalf of Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations.

He has extensive work experience in the Americas, Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, in particular in developing countries and in conflict/post conflict environments.

Currently he is the first Executive Director of the Global Open Data initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), a global Secretariat conceived by the G8 to stimulate innovation and productivity in global agriculture and nutrition.

Prior to GODAN, Mr Laperrière has been Deputy CEO in the Global Environment Facility (GEF) at the World Bank, Director General of the Global Trust Council (GTC), a Sweden-based international organization and held various senior positions in the United Nations Common System.

In this context he played a senior role in the design and the implementation of major reforms in agencies such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

Among other positions, Mr. Laperrière has been the first Executive Director of the Trust Fund for Victims at the ICC, Director of the Administration and Finance Division in WHO, and Coordinator for all reconstruction and rehabilitation activities under the responsibility of UNICEF in Iraq.

Prior to his career in the UN, Mr. Laperrière was Director in the International Services of Price Waterhouse. In this position, he led numerous development, privatization, mergers and structural reform projects in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Caribbean.

Mr. Laperrière is an expert in international development.

Spécialisations : International Development, Information Systems, Emergency, Policies, negotiation, organizational development, HR, Economics, International Law.
During his career, Mr. Laperrière has led/managed numerous large scale projects on behalf of Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations.