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 • 12:15 - 13:00
Tracking Implementation to Ensure Inclusion in the SDGs: How Can ICTs Help? FULL

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ICTs enhance our capabilities to measure progress towards the SDGs; evaluate approaches and methods used to achieve them; learn what is/is not working, where, and for whom; and improve our capacity for improved and more timely decision making. At this participatory roundtable discussion, we will explore the importance of conducting high quality and appropriate M&E on ICT4D programs to identify promising and inclusive practices and approaches and how they contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. We'll also explore the role of ICTs in supporting improved M&E processes.

Panelists will share their experiences, examples and tools for a) enhancing inclusion and voice of marginalized individuals and groups in the M&E process; b) adapting traditional M&E approaches (such as the OECD-DAC criteria) to ICT4D programming; c) using ICT tools and digital data to prepare for program evaluation with a focus on inclusion; d) developing ICT-enabled dashboards to improve local decision-making and program impact. We'll encourage participants to share their own experiences, challenges and good practice in a lively session that will stimulate dialogue and debate.

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Linda Raftree

Organizer & Independent Consultant, MERL Tech
Linda Raftree supports strategy, program design, research, and technology in international development initiatives. She co-founded MERLTech in 2014 and also works as an independent consultant. Linda advises Girl Effect on digital safety, security and privacy and supports the organization... Read More →


Kecia Bertermann

Director, Digital Research and Learning, Girl Effect
Kecia Bertermann oversees research and learning for Girl Effect's digital portfolio. Kecia is a mixed-methods researcher with a thematic focus on adolescent girls and the intersection of digital technologies and behaviour change. Her career has spanned analogue and digital research... Read More →

Valerie Oliphant

Projects Manager, Social Impact Lab (SIMLab)
Valerie is a Project Director at SIMLab, where she helps organizations and individuals use inclusive technologies to improve systems and services. She's passionate about advancing social equality with a commitment to reflective practice and continuous learning. Prior to joining SIMLab... Read More →
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Paul Perrin

Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning, Catholic Relief Services
Paul Perrin is the Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Notre Dame. His work at CRS has largely focused on supporting country programs in conceptualizing, designing, implementing... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 12:15 - 13:00 EAT
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