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
Conducting Alpha Testing to Design a Learning Product LIMITED

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Human capacity is a critical component of delivering financial services yet many financial institutions, particularly those targeting the poor in developing countries, consistently struggle to develop and manage their human capital. This is important as an estimated 2 billion working-age adults - more than half of the world's total adult population - do not have an account at a formal financial institution.

In response to the opportunity to look at new applications of technology to catalyze change in the field of financial inclusion, CGAP has been funded to work on a new project called The Gateway Academy, an innovative learning project that will offer both on-line and blended courses and cultivate communities of practice focused on financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa. Gateway Academy will work with training providers, financial service providers, and e-learning experts to generate high quality course content, build communities of practice, and conduct on-going research to understand user needs.

From February 2016 to (at least) August 2016, the Gateway Academy team will create 5-7 Alpha Learning Circles (ALC) where we will develop, implement, and learn from various testing cycles. We seek to present at the ICT4D Conference our project design and learnings to date from our ALCs that will be underway. Our presentation will highlight our monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework and how our approach in using alpha testing is allowing us to stay innovative, respond to user needs, and adjust to the challenging markets in which we'll operate.

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Thom Sinclair

Gateway Academy Team Lead, CGAP
Thom Sinclair is a Senior Operations Officer at CGAP where he leads the Gateway Academy, a MasterCard Foundation initiative to build capacity for inclusive financial service providers. Previously he was a Senior Knowledge Management Advisor with USAID where he led the design and implementation... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 13:50 - 14:55 EAT
Jambo Conference Centre D

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