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 • 16:45 - 17:30
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

Technology for Development Lead, International Rice Research Institute
Carolyn Florey is the Technology for Development Lead at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Prior to IRRI, she was the Director for Collective Impact at the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL). She has also worked at the United Nations Foundation, World Bank and USAID in... Read More →

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Magnus Mordu Conteh

Director of Global Health Programmes, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, World Vision International
Magnus joined World Vision Ireland in 2011 as Health Programme Coordinator for the Irish Aid funded Maternal Newborn and Child Health programme that is being implemented through the Ministries of Health in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritania and Sierra Leone. In addition to managing... 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 eight-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... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 16:45 - 17:30 EAT
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