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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Wednesday, May 18 • 13:50 - 14:55
Global Launch of WHO Digital MAPS Platform: Facilitating Technology Curation, Optimizing Scale-Up, Crowdsourcing Lessons LIMITED

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Recently, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Foundation, and Johns Hopkins University's Global mHealth Initiative have contributed to developing the WHO mHealth Assessment and Planning for Scale (MAPS) Toolkit. The MAPS Toolkit offers a comprehensive self-assessment and planning guide designed to improve the capacity of program managers to objectively assess the maturity of their projects and measure progress towards ensuring sustainability. Since its initial release, the MAPS Toolkit has undergone a digital transformation into a web-based platform that facilitates an interactive approach for registering mHealth implementations, documenting scale-up experiences, viewing performance metrics, and crowdsourcing/sharing of lessons and resources. The session will serve as the global launch of the WHO-digitized MAPS platform, providing program managers the opportunity to learn about the web platform tools that aim to strengthen their implementation capacity for scale-up. This hands-on session will also allow program managers a forum to provide critical feedback on how the platform's functionality can be improved upon, in support of their need to monitor and optimize implementations. With increased use, the digital MAPS platform offers features supporting submission and systematic curation of user-populated content related to lessons from field experiences, practical tips, and resources of value to the ICT4D ecosystem.


Tigest Tamrat

Consultant, World Health Organization
Tigest Tamrat is Consultant at the World Health Organization's Department of Reproductive Health and Research. Her primary work is focused on the science of digital health implementation, scale, and institutionalization, as well as supporting the development of WHO guidelines for... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 13:50 - 14:55 EAT
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