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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Monitoring Water Points in Ethiopia

This interactive map displays water point information collected with Akvo Flow in Ethiopia. (Akvo Flow is a digital data collection tool for Android phones, which captures the GPS data needed to map survey areas.)

This particular map will display the results of a monitoring water point mapping program funded in Ethiopia funded by UNICEF (with World Vision and Oxfam as implementing partners). Water point data is collected in the field on a weekly basis and the map shows the different types of water points, an analysis of water point functionality and the per capita consumption of water. The baseline study included over 5,000 points and the ongoing monitoring counts over 20,000 points. The map helps to monitor droughts and malfunctioning water sources in near real time. It serves as a decision support tool for planning humanitarian action related to equitable distribution and renovation of water sources. Decisions and actions on these issues will result in more and safer access to water for all.

My Mappers Sessions

Monday, May 16

10:15 EAT

Tuesday, May 17

07:00 EAT

Wednesday, May 18

07:00 EAT

Thursday, May 19

07:00 EAT