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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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Thursday, May 19 • 14:45 - 15:30
Business Planning Application Solution for e-Krishok LIMITED

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e-Krishok Business Planning Solution is an application developed to help farmers develop business plans for their farming practices. The application has two major components, (i) business planning canvass and (ii) profitability calculator. The business planning canvass helps a farmer to analyze his or her required inputs, revenue streams, potential partners, customers etc which are required to develop a business plan. Whereas, using the second component users can calculate their profitability, both estimated and actual and also compare among multiple crops, so that they can find out which crop is more profitable. They can use the accounts for their future farm planning. The idea behind this solution is to help farmers keep accounts and make proper business plans so that they can practice demand driven farming and increase their profits. This application has been developed based field experiences through implementation of Farmbook in Bangladesh. It has been customized to match specifics of smaller farmers and keeping in mind the skills f farmers in developing countries. The application can be used in any Android based platform. The business planning can also be done with the help of an agent, so that the agent can assist farmers in his or her area.

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Shahid Akbar

Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID)
Md Shahid Uddin Akbar is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID), an inclusive business initiative to promote the use of ICT as a tool for development. Fostering ICT integration in development initiatives and mainstreaming ICT4D in developing countries is the core focus area of BIID. Mr Akbar led various e-Agriculture projects and entrepreneurship development programs for small business and... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 14:45 - 15:30
Giraffe 201

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