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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 • 11:30 - 13:00
Press Event: The Sustainable Development Goals: Not just Pie in the Sky: ICT is Key LIMITED

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The event will feature a moderated panel of leaders and experts from private sector, governmental and non-governmental organizations. This panel, entitled “The Sustainable Development Goals: Not just Pie in the Sky: ICT is Key”, will debate the question of whether or not the use of information and communications technology can enable regions, countries, and communities to overcome complex development challenges and actually achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Members of the press will be able to interact and debate this question with panel members.

Moderators
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Anne Soy

Moderator, BBC
Without access to quality healthcare no nation can develop. I have made it my life's goal to investigate then inform and educate society about the state of its health. Hopefully, through this contribution, I will equip fellow Kenyans and Africans with knowledge they can use to make sound decisions about their lives. I look forward to seeing a prosperous Kenya and a self-reliant Africa.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Bergvinson

Dr. David Bergvinson

Director General, ICRISAT
Dr. David Bergvinson is a Canadian national with a PhD in plant biochemistry from Ottawa University. David has over 20 years of experience in maize breeding, biochemistry, pathology and entomology. Prior to joining ICRISAT, he was with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) as Senior Scientist (Entomologist) where he received the “Promising Young Scientist” award by CGIAR. He has over 45 refereed journal articles and... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Shaun Ferris

Dr. Shaun Ferris

Director, Agricultural Livelihoods, Catholic Relief Services
Over the past 22 years, Dr. Shaun Ferris has spent 16 years with the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research and the past 8 years with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). During this time, Shaun, has also worked with several major agencies on short and longer term projects including USAID, World Bank, USDA, FAO, UNCTAD, DfID, IFAD and various country programs and projects. In his current position, Shaun focuses on... Read More →
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Kate Krukiel

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft
Kate Krukiel joined Microsoft in 2006 and is currently the Technology Advisor for Partnerships for the United Nations International Organizations. In this role she is responsible for developing the key strategic objectives, mission-related partnerships and solution strategies across the United Nations and other NGOs. In addition, Kate is a key advisor to top-level UN technology stakeholders. Kate's position allows her to extend Microsoft's... Read More →
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Dr. David Otwoma

Chief Science Secretary, National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. David Otwoma is the current Chairman of the Eastern Africa Association for Radiation Protection. He holds a PhD in Radiation Physics, an MSc in Nuclear Science and a BSc in Physics also lectures at the Technical University of Kenya. Currently he is the Chief Science Secretary at the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation. He was Secretary (Nuclear) in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum seconded to the Nuclear Electricity... Read More →
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Lauren Woodman

Chief Executive Officer, NetHope
Lauren Woodman is the Chief Executive Officer of NetHope, where she drives the organization’s aggressive movement to put advanced connective technologies in the hands of nonprofits whose work can be magnified by its power. | | | | | | It is her primary goal to spark the tech world’s interest in the NGO community and the developing world, all in the name of harnessing technology to advance humanitarian work worldwide... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Jambo Conference Centre

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