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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 • 16:00 - 16:45
The Principles for Digital Development in Action FULL

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Over the past years, the development community has both embraced the emergence of digital tools to transform service delivery, and also criticized the proliferation of ICT4D trends and products as unsustainable, unscalable pilots. As a result, the Principles for Digital Development were created to respond to provide a common vision. A number of donor organizations, multilateral institutions and implementing organizations have signed on to the principles as a mode of doing business. However, it is yet to be determined how the operationalization of these tools will come to pass and what their impact will be. 

Beginning in 2016, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) assumed stewardship of the operationalization of the Principles in order to define, adopt, and embed best practices into the strategy and operations, funders, implementers and government agencies alike. The path forward on transitioning from "principles to practice" is yet to be determined. 

This panel presentation and discussion for the ICT4D conference will introduce the Principles for Digital Development and learn from implementing organizations and donors how they are integrating the Principles into their work. It will rely on audience participation to understand the real-time implications of the implementation and what tools or resources would be most valuable to help them conduct their work.
Some of the questions that the presentation and discussion will address include:
-       How are the principles applicable for donors and implementing originations?
-       How can we facilitate appropriate, impactful dialogue to ensure that the principles are institutionalized into the way that digital development programs are implemented?
-       What tools or resources would be most useful, effective and appropriate to integrate and operationalize the Principles into your work?

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Carolyn Florey

Director, Collective Impact, Digital Impact Alliance
Carolyn Florey joined the DIAL team in March 2016 as the Director for Collective Impact. In this role, she will help coalesce the development community around scaling and increasing the impact and cost effectiveness of digital development investments. | | Prior to joining DIAL, Carolyn was the mHealth Senior Manager at the United Nations Foundation, managing the ICTs for Saving One Million Lives initiative in Nigeria that, in partnership... Read More →

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Magnus Mordu Conteh

MA, MHSc Hons, Director of Global Health Programmes, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, World Vision
Magnus Mordu Conteh joined World Vision Ireland in 2011 as the Health Program Coordinator for an Irish Aid-funded Maternal Newborn and Child Health Program that is being implemented through the Ministries of Health in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritania and Sierra Leone. In addition to managing this program, his current position involves the development and management of global health programs, establishing strategic partnerships with... Read More →

Dr. Andrew Karlyn

Africa Regional Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development
Andrew Karlyn, PhD, serves as USAID’s Global Development Lab’s Africa Regional Advisor, based in Nairobi, supporting digital finance initiatives in health, social protection, agriculture and democracy and governance programs.
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Anand Varghese

Senior ICT Specialist, DAI
During his seven-year career as a specialist in international development and conflict management, Anand Varghese has managed complex operations with a commitment to using information and communications technology (ICT) tools to create peaceful social change around the world. Anand helps DAI’s projects integrate ICT into their activities and build partnerships with local technology companies. Prior to joining DAI, he served as Senior Manager at... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 16:00 - 16:45
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