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
Global Goals for Local Impact - Lanet Umoja and Citizen Engagement to Implement the SDGs LIMITED

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In this session we will be excited to talk about how the Global Goals can best become real and have tangible impact in the lives of every citizen. At the Open Institute we took the view that the Global Goals can best be achieved, if they are implemented at the most local level possible. We shall tell you about how we set about testing this together with Chief Francis Kariuki, the tweeting chief and how we worked with his community to own the SDGs at their level, how we had community leaders collect data for 7500 households and how this is impacting their lives. 

We shall share the lessons that we have learnt and the questions that have emerged in the course of our learning. 
  • Is there a different way of doing the census?
  • To what extent could government national planning decentralise?
  • What is the emerging role of the citizen as data producers?

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Al Kags

Founder / Trsutee, Open Institute
Al Kags is Founder and Trustee of Open Institute, and leads program direction. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow (2014) and was recognized as a New Generation African Leader (2013). In Kenya, Al has worked with the government to develop and implement ICT policy. He was responsible... Read More →

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