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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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Monday, May 16 • 10:45 - 11:30
CreativeMapper and SDG Youth Action Mapper: How Creative Is Integrating Mapping and GIS Tech into Development Work LIMITED

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In the development sector it has been standard for enumerators from outside a community to enter that community, extract data and not return any of the information from the data collection. The rapid adoption of mobile devices in developing countries now allows for data collection and analysis to not only be more rapid and more frequent, but to also be more participatory and inclusive. To empower community-based data collection and mapping, Creative has developed the CreativeMapper toolkit. Citizens, particularly youth, have been trained on how to use the toolkit to gather information important their community's development and to make that data easily accessible on a public map.

To support the massive data collection needs of the SDGs, Creative has used its CreativeMapper toolkit to develop the SDG Youth Action Mapper (SDG YAM) model. For SDG YAM, Creative and its partners will be mobilizing and training youth to map opportunities for taking action on the SDGs using their mobile devices. Youth will identify volunteer opportunities that contribute to the realization of the 17 goals. The map of SDG action opportunities will allow other youth to find ways to contribute to the development of their country. The Points of Contact for the opportunities that have been mapped will use CreativeMapper to report regularly on the number of hours youth have volunteered toward the SDG goals and the results of this volunteer time. SDG YAM is changing how development is done by putting youth in charge of identifying opportunities and taking action toward the development of their countries and having their efforts logged and counted toward the realization of development goals. 


Ayan Kishore

Senior Associate, Technology for Development, Creative Associates International
Ayan Kishore is a Senior Associate in Creative Associates International's Development Lab. Ayan is an entrepreneur who has successfully built, grown and sold technology companies. He managed the operations of Professional Diversity Network - a publicly traded company where he pioneered a mobile-first career platform for minorities. He chairs the Board of Development Solutions Organization, a volunteer driven consultancy in ICT for international... Read More →

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