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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 • 14:00 - 15:30
Have we Moved the Needle at all? Thoughts from ICTD and Gender experts with a Kenya Lens (1.5 Hours) LIMITED

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4 organizations and efforts focused on women's and girls' empowerment through ICTD in Kenya (and beyond) will talk a little about their unique efforts, but focus more on the gaps that participants face after the program. What really happens when women and girls "graduate?" Can we check off Sustainable Development Goal 5.b -- Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women? Have we done "development?" And why are there so many separate efforts? Should we be working like a pipeline? We will discuss how realistic is that given funding agendas, biases of implementers, national policy, and local culture... as well as the role of technology to encompass and bridge some of these stressors.

Moderators
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Revi Sterling

Deputy Chief of Party, NetHope
Dr. Revi Sterling is Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID-GBI alliance at NetHope. She manages the Women and the Web Alliance - a multi-partner effort in Kenya and Nigeria - as part of her portfolio of ICTD applications for GBI. Prior to NetHope, Revi started and directed the first ICTD graduate program at the ATLAS Institute at the United States at the University of Colorado, spearheaded gender equity work at Microsoft Research, and has been... Read More →

Speakers
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Phillip Chikwiramakomo

East Africa Program Manager, Samaschool
Phillip oversees the implementation of Samaschool in East Africa, including partner recruitment, on-boarding and management. Previously, Phillip served as the Global Platform Manager for Action Aid Denmark, in Nairobi. He has over 15 years of experience working in the UK, East Africa and Southern Africa in project/program management and implementation, business strategy and development, and comes with deep experience overseeing... Read More →
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Grace Githaiga

Field Coordinator, NetHope
Grace Githaiga currently consulting for Nethope's as Kenya's Coordinator for Women and the Web Project, is an Associate of the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) where she manages the activities of the Network, and coordinates various debates that touch on policy and regulation in Internet governance matters. She also conducts research on ICTs. In addition, she has been involved in organizing the Kenya Internet Governance Forum (IGF), East... Read More →
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Njideka Harry

President and CEO, Youth for Technology Foundation
Njideka is the President of Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), an innovative non-profit organization focused on using the power of technology to transform the lives of youth and women living in developing countries. YTF’s strength lies in its ability to access market demands, design developmental programs and provide linkages that accelerate customized ICT and entrepreneurship training programs. An advocate for participatory development... Read More →
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Lars Christian Smith

Managing Director, Camara Education
Lars Smith joined Camara in May 2014 as Managing Director, Africa, mainly working in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. He is past Professor and Director of MBA programs, Skema Business School, France; Director of Academic Affairs of the Laureate Online Education - University of Liverpool partnership; and Vice President, Hibernia College Dublin. He founded two IT companies, one in East Africa and one in Europe.


Tuesday May 17, 2016 14:00 - 15:30
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