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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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Tuesday, May 17 • 11:30 - 12:15
Global Goals for Local Impact - Lanet Umoja and Citizen Engagement to Implement the SDGs LIMITED

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If ordinary citizens are to be involved in the delivery of the SDGs, the conversation must be located around their circumstances. Though technology has become ubiquitous in sub-saharan Africa, it has not been widely used for improved governance and citizen participation. Citizens have a voice and will use it if given the opportunity, and if they think it can do some good, when they believe the right authorities are listening and could act on their ideas. Just making data available will not result in demand and use of the data. Data must be relevant, and locally relevant strategies are necessary to make the data available and spark stakeholder interaction. This presentation will look at local actors in Lanet Umoja to use data and ICTs to make the SDGs relevant and achievable at the local level.

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Al Kags

Founder and Trustee, The 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 for the Kenya Content development strategy (Tandaa) and the citizen access programs.


Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:30 - 12:15
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