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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Monday, May 16 • 10:45 - 11:30
Data & Ethics: Emerging Technologies & Dilemmas FULL

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International M&E firms adhere to a wide variety of standards when collecting and safeguarding data. ICT solutions-mobile data collection, crowdsourcing, photographic evidence, and satellite imagery-make it easier to monitor hard-to-reach beneficiaries and communities. M&E practitioners need to consider the impact technology is having on ethical considerations affecting the collection and storage of routine data. This session discusses emerging, technology-driven considerations impacting privacy and use, including:
- Ensuring the safety and security of data collectors and survey respondents in the field
- Mobile phones and crowdsourcing campaigns: protecting the anonymity of respondents
- Obtaining informed consent with text and IVR communications
- Privacy and data protection: where you store it and the jurisdictional rules protecting it
- The implications of collecting video, photographic, and high-resolution satellite evidence
- When beneficiaries don't have phones: the challenges of selectivity bias
- Electronic data collection: who's snooping?

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Ami Henson

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, QED
Ms. Ami Henson is QED's Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director for M&E and Learning support projects in Egypt, Afghanistan Iraq and Uganda. Formerly, Ms. Henson was the Chief of Party for USAID support projects designed to deliver M&E and knowledge management related services... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 10:45 - 11:30 EAT
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