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 • 14:00 - 15:30
Increasing Smallholder Productivity, Income and Financial Inclusion through Technology (1.5 Hours) FILLING

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This panel discussion will be hosted by the Mercy Corps AgriFin Accelerate and AgriFin Mobile programming teams, which extend through Asia and Africa working on technology innovation for smallholder farmers. Mercy Corps will host a panel discussion of leading practitioners across MNOs, banks, technology companies and alternative data providers to explore:
- Opportunities to serve farmers using digital financial and non-financial services
- Successful models to date
- Learning and Challenges to date
- Models for Collaboration and Bundling of Services across market stakeholders

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Sieka Gatabaki

Digital Financial Services Manager, Mercy Corps AgriFin Program
Sieka Gatabaki – Financial Services Manager. Before joining AgriFin Sieka served as Technical Advisor with IFC managing their Airtel Money Uganda accelerator program since August 2014. With over 12 years’ experience spanning from social entrepreneurship to telecommunications... Read More →
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Lucy Kioko

Agriculture Product Manager, Mercy Corps AgriFin Program
Lucy Kioko - Agricultural Product Manager. Lucy brings in experience from working in agricultural development in Kenya and the East African region. She has worked with a number of local, international NGOs and private sector companies in agribusiness in the area of value chain development... Read More →

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Craig Heintzman

CEO, Arifu
Craig is the Founder and CEO of Arifu, an edtech company with a personal learning companion making it possible for anyone to freely access training and education from the organizations they trust over any mobile phone. Since launching in East Africa in 2015, over 500,000 people have... Read More →
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Rita Kimani

Co-Founder, Co-Founder, FarmDrive
The FarmDrive mobile platform aggregates and analyses information from traditional and alternative data points to generate credit scores for smallholder farmers. The result is a comprehensive profile of a farm’s financial stability, drawn from satellite images, weather forecasts... Read More →

Paul Mbugua

Group CEO, Eclectics Int'l. Ltd.
Mr. Paul Mbugua is a well-known Africa wide banking ICT professional with strengths in business process reengineering, project management and Innovations. He has been instrumental in implementing critical automation projects for many banks across Africa. As a Chartered qualified banker... Read More →

Attul Mittal

Executive Director, Mount Meru Group

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