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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Tuesday, May 17 • 10:45 - 11:30
mBoost - Mobile Messaging to Drive Literacy FILLING

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mBoost, or mobile Boost, has been developed to test how we can use mobile technology to engage more with community members participating in Literacy Boost interventions. Using content from the Literacy Boost Reading Awareness Sessions for parents and the literacy flipbook, simple messages have been developed that can be sent via sms or audio to parents on ways they can engage with children on developing literacy skills. mBoost is being used to supplement face to face parenting awareness sessions, as an additional way to communicate with and remind parents to engage with their children. This session will share insights gained from our experiences in Bangladesh and other countries.

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Andy Williams

Global CIO, Save the Children International
I can be reached in future at andy.p.williams28@gmail.com. I am happy to speak about the CIO role as a transformation leadership position in the sector, how NetHope is trying to help drive a higher level of digital ambition and thematic delivery and the importance of thinking... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 10:45 - 11:30 EAT
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