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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Thursday, May 19 • 08:30 - 09:25
Impact Investing and Frugal Innovation – Boon or Bane?

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The growing impact investment market provides capital to address the world’s most pressing challenges in sectors such as sustainable agriculture, clean technology, microfinance, healthcare, and education. This coupled with frugal innovation for emerging markets is addressing large social gaps. This panel shares current landscape and down to earth impact investing from the sector, entrepreneur, INGO and investor perspectives.

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Radha Basu

Chief Executive Officer, iMerit Technology Services Pvt. Ltd.
Radha Ramaswami Basu has over 30 years’ experience in executive management and is widely recognized as a leading woman technology entrepreneur. Radha grew Hewlett Packard’s electronic business software division into a $1.5 billion business. She then held the position of Chairman... Read More →

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Ndemo Bitange

Ambassador to Belgium and the EU for Kenya
Dr Bitange Ndemo is an ICT Champion, Academician, and a Newspaper Columnist. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi’s Business School where he teaches and researches on entrepreneurship and research methods with most of his... Read More →
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Dr. Shaun Ferris

Director, Agricultural Livelihoods, Catholic Relief Services
Dr. Shaun Ferris has worked for the past 10 years for Catholic Relief Services (CRS). In his current position, Shaun focuses on supporting smallholder farmers along the pathway to prosperity, as part of CRS’ Signature Program Area for Agriculture. His work at CRS also focuses on... Read More →
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Mary Mwangi

East Africa Chapter Manager, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
Mary Mwangi has been with ANDE since August 2012. As the Chapter Coordinator and now Manager, Mary has planned and executed over 50 sector meetings in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda including networking events, workshops, roundtable meetings and ANDE’s first conference in Africa... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 08:30 - 09:25 EAT
Jambo Conference Centre