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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 • 12:15 - 13:00
Big to Small: Radio and Mobile for Achieving SDGs FULL

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This joint panel session will introduce the audience to the combination of mass media and interactive mobile technology for increased engagement to empower communities with a two-way stream of information. Equal Access will describe their programs on countering violent extremism in Chad, Niger and Burkina Faso, and on combating gender-based violence in Nepal. Farm Radio International will discuss how Interactive Participatory Radio Programming can effectively serve farmers with relevant information that can improve their yields. VOTO will discuss IVR as a technology tool through the case studies of Equal Access and Farm Radio, with the aim of guiding audiences on the potential of mobile technology as a tool to achieve the SDGs.

Equal Access International is dedicated to creating positive change for underserved people by combining innovative media programming with direct community engagement activities to inform, educate, and inspire communities. Farm Radio International works with more than 500 radio partners in 38 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity by broadcasting content that serves the interests of small-scale farmers. Lastly, VOTO Mobile enables organizations anywhere in the world to use a combination of mobile technologies such Interactive Voice Response (IVR), SMS and USSD to design, pilot and scale interactive mobile programs with a focus on amplifying the voices of the underheard and underserved.

Moderators
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Neema Iyer

Regional Director of Programs, VOTO Mobile
Neema is the Regional Director of Programs for East Africa at VOTO Mobile. She works with various partners to design and implement M4D projects across health, agriculture, governance, energy and education, using interactive mobile technologies such as SMS, IVR and USSD. With a background in public health, she is passionate about the ability of technology to revolutionize systems through improved data collection, reporting, behavior change... Read More →

Speakers
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Natasha Beale

ICT4D Specialist, Equal Access International
Natasha is the ICT4D Specialist at Equal Access International where she specializes in the intersection between technology and development. She has managed a range of ICT4D projects in a variety of sectors from maternal and child health to education system strengthening as well as agricultural development. Her current efforts focus on utilizing mobile tools such as IVR, SMS, and mobile data collection to support behavior change communication... Read More →
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Nuwaha Viola

ICT Officer/Developer, Farm Radio International
Viola Nuwaha is an ICT Officer/Developer for Farm Radio International Uganda Office. She is responsible for training and empowering broadcasters on how best they can fuse technology in the presentation of radio shows and other programs to ensure an efficient dual conversational framework. Her focus is on the use of SMS, IVR and mobile data collection tools. She has also conducted gender and skills training to female farmers on how best they can... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 12:15 - 13:00
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