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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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Monday, May 16 • 11:30 - 12:15
Touchable Earth: Sharing the Kids' Eye View of the World LIMITED

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Touchable Earth is the first app where kids teach kids about the world.

Information is presented first hand in over 700 professional portrait photographs and videos of children aged 7-11, or 14-18, living in each place.

Kids learn important facts such as the geography, capital and the meaning of the flag and anthem. They also gain unique insight into the daily lives of kids across the world through following a school day, visiting families in their homes, and seeing the games they play for fun. Famous locations are visible in 360 degree panoramas.

The App won the United Nations AOC Award for innovation in teaching about culture (Vienna 2013) and was named top 25 finalist Education Apps by the United Nations Mobile WSIS (Abu Dhabi).

Content has been created with assistance of iEARN.org, the worlds largest non profit schools network operating in 140 countries. In November 2015 Touchable Earth partnered with UNESCO Dakar office to expand the program to High School aged children with a pilot chapter successfully created in Mali.

Touchable Earth develops a sense of purpose in young people to promote tolerance in their everyday lives.  Values of global citizenship, gender equality and peacebuilding are inherent in the content.  

The app itself is being fully developed and will be available free on iOS, Android and Web (ePub to follow).  Multilanguage translations are included as they become available as are English literacy tools. 

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Tudor Clee

Founder, Touchable Earth
Tudor Clee is the founder and producer of Touchable Earth - a multi award winning global education App. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and fashion designer. Tudor founded Touchable Earth to positively change the context in which children learned about the world. He is passionate about international development particularly around women's rights. An Asia Society Asia 21 Leader, and Summit Series Alumni, Tudor... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 11:30 - 12:15
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