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 • 14:45 - 15:30
Connecting People, Preserving Culture LIMITED

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Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach (BOSCO-Uganda) BOSCOUganda is a non-profit organization which promotes education and computer literacy through a network of computer centers in remote locations across northern Uganda. Through wireless internet and VoIP telephony into the internally displaced person's camps of northern Uganda. BOSCO's mission is to empower communities in post-conflict Uganda through dialog, education and economic development. BOSCO collaborated with Inveneo to place their
low-power PCs powered by solar panels in the Catechist Training Center and the Caritas Office in Gulu, as well as at schools, hospitals, colleges and Churches in the Pabbo, Alero, Lacor, Coope, Jen'Geri, Unyama, and Pagak IDP camps. The organization aims to use ICT to help end the isolation of communities in rural northern Uganda as well as improve education, economics, human rights documentation, health care and rural development.
BOSCO focuses on providing innovative information and communication technology (ICT) solutions using a collaborative and Internet approach to foster socio-economic development and peace building in rural communities in northern Uganda.
The strategy is based on ICT and computer education for rural communities, with a particular focus on Web 2.0 applications and usage , Intranet approach to ICT for sustainable rural development, livelihoods and income generation; and research and installation of innovative ICT technologies for rural areas.
BOSCO "envisions open and peaceful rural communities, ready to face the challenges and opportunities of the globalized world in the 21st century.

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Tonny Okwonga

Chief Operating Officer (COO), Battery Operated System for Community Outreach (BOSCO Uganda)
Tonny Okwonga is a Ugandan Citizen. His 10 years work experience to date includes: - Chief Operating Officer (COO) BOSCOUganda 2014- To Date - Project Manager CE3 University of Notre dame project Uganda.2013-2014 - Support Program officer Monitoring and Evaluation Uganda Episcopal... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 14:45 - 15:30 EAT
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