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 • 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.

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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... Read More →

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Dr. David Bergvinson

Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
David joined ICRISAT in January 2015 to lead its strategy development to ensure science, demand-driven innovation and strategic partnerships come together to translate science into prosperity for rural families in the dryland tropics of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining... Read More →
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Dr. Shaun Ferris

Director, Agricultural Livelihoods, Catholic Relief Services
Dr. Shaun Ferris has worked for the past 10 years for Catholic Relief Services (CRS). In his current position, Shaun focuses on supporting smallholder farmers along the pathway to prosperity, as part of CRS’ Signature Program Area for Agriculture. His work at CRS also 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... 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... 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... Read More →

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