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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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Austin Beebe

Catholic Relief Services
Regional Technical Advisor - WASH- EARO
Nairobi, Kenya
Austin Beebe is the Regional Technical Advisor for Water, Sanitation & Hygiene with The Catholic Relief Services (CRS). He is based at the CRS East Africa Regional Office in Nairobi Kenya providing support to 6 East African countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. He has over two decades experience fulfilling management and specialist roles throughout Central, East, Southern, and West, Africa. During his career he has operated in the field, regional and head offices, from single location projects to multi-country programs; He has served with indigenous African and international development and humanitarian agencies, international non profits, the private sector, and done his own consultancies.

Austin has made numerous contributions to organizational, program management and bottom line of many previous International NGOs and organizations. Austin has previously served as the Global WASH Technical Director with Amref Health Africa, Country Representative with WaterAid - Tanzania, Country Director with Oxfam Novib – Somalia including Plan International in Rwanda and Zambia among other organizations he has worked with.
Austin is attending the ICT4D conference as a participant as well as an advisor on WASH to some presenters and speakers in the conference. He is keenly interested in seeing how technology can be harnessed for WASH and health issues.