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 • 16:45 - 17:30
Unlocking Opportunities for Smallholders LIMITED

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Accessing to quality extension services is still a major challenge in developing countries. This is not only about the availability of the required service rather more about the awareness and willingness of the farmers to avail the services. It also observed that in addition to the public extension facilities, input supplier could play an important role in this process. BIID introduced the Zero Cost EAS model to address these multi-layer challenges in extension eco-system. The model consists of 3 major components - engagement of input supplier, integrate ICT solutions and intense communication & awareness building. The BIID model foresees a potential sustainable model with win-win business proposition for all the stakeholders. Currently BIID is implementing the model in Bangladesh in collaboration with Bangladesh Seed Association (BSA) and its members (BRAC Seed, ACI Seed, Mallika Seed and Kishan Agro Services) with support from Katalyst. Soon the model will be scaled up with the financial institutes and other input service providers.


Amolo Ng'weno

East Africa Regional Director, Bankable Frontier Associates
Amolo Ng'weno is the Bankable Frontier Associates East African Regional Director. She previously worked as the Managing Director of Digital Divide Data Kenya, a social enterprise that provides data and research services. Prior to that, she worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation... Read More →

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