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 • 14:45 - 15:30
Looking Ahead: Technology for Accountability, Governance and Human Rights LIMITED

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This final synthesis session will attempt an integration of the key themes emerging from the week's sessions in the Governance, Rights and Accountability Track, and propose a provocation for participants: the open movement is surging globally. But are aspirations and rhetoric of open government and open data distracting from hard questions about real accountability, inequality, and citizen power? This panel discussion will examine the critical questions that ICT4D poses at the outset of the SDG era, and challenge participants to move from vision to action in the application of technology in the pursuit of more fair and just societies.t

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Paul O'Brien

Vice President for Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam America
Paul O’Brien is the Vice President for Policy and Campaigns at Oxfam America where he oversees research, policy, advocacy, and campaigning work to influence the US government and US corporations. Before joining Oxfam in 2007, he lived in Afghanistan for five years where he worked... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 14:45 - 15:30 EAT
Jambo Conference Centre