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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, 750 individuals from 76 countries and 320 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

CEO, iMerit Technology Services
Radha Ramaswami Basu has over 30 years’ experience in executive management and is widely recognized as a leading woman technology entrepreneur and mentor, and as a pioneer in the Indian software business. Radha grew Hewlett Packard’s electronic business software division into a $1.2 billion business. Radha then held the position of Chairman & CEO of Support.com, a Nasdaq-listed company, which she led through initial and secondary public... Read More →

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Dr. Shaun Ferris

Director, Agricultural Livelihoods, Catholic Relief Services
Over the past 22 years, Dr. Shaun Ferris has spent 16 years with the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research and the past 8 years with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). During this time, Shaun, has also worked with several major agencies on short and longer term projects including USAID, World Bank, USDA, FAO, UNCTAD, DfID, IFAD and various country programs and projects. In his current position, Shaun 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. Mary has developed an extensive network in East Africa which she continues to leverage to connect ANDE members in the region. Previously she worked with the... Read More →
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Dr. Bitange Ndemo

Associate Professor, Business School, University of Nairobi
Professor Bitange Ndemo is a former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication. After his tenure with the Government, He went back to University of Nairobi where he is an Associate Professor at the Business School. Bitange holds a PhD in Industrial Economics from the University of Sheffield in the UK and an MBA and bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Universities of St. Thomas and Minnesota respectively. He... Read More →

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

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