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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, 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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13- Birds-of-a-Feather [clear filter]
Tuesday, May 17
 

15:30

Austin-Based INGO Meetings
Limited Capacity seats available

There's a small but growing number of INGO folks living in Austin, Texas. If you're one of them, come hang out. We'd like to meet you!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie T. Blanton

Leslie T. Blanton

Sr Advisor, Learning, Catholic Relief Services


Tuesday May 17, 2016 15:30 - 16:00
Jambo Conference Hall - Table 5

15:30

Data Protection
Limited Capacity seats available

These Birds-of-a-Feather session will bring people together for adhoc and informal discussions.

If you want to propose additional sessions, please complete the suggestion form at the registration desk

IN THIS SESSION:
An unstructured discussion on Data Protection in the humanitarian context, inclusive of donor, government, and ethical requirements, opportunities to collaborate on sectoral standards, and approaches to implementing Data Protection in our programming.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Urbanowicz

Joel Urbanowicz

Director, Information Security & ICT Process Governance, Catholic Relief Services
Joel Urbanowicz is Director of Information Security and ICT Process Governance in the Global Knowledge and Information Management (GKIM) organization at Catholic Relief Services. He received a B.A. degree in Communications from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Information... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 15:30 - 16:00
Jambo Conference Hall – Table 1

15:30

Digital Vaccine Registry Demo
Limited Capacity seats available

VaxTrac is a digital vaccine registry system for collection of routine immunization data at the health facility and community level. Built on open source software, the application is Android device agnostic and ideal for low power/low connectivity contexts. Come see it in action at this interactive demo/discussion! Feel free to stop by our booth in the exhbit hall as well for a presentation of our aggregated data dashboard. 




Speakers
avatar for Meredith Baker

Meredith Baker

Director of Programs & Partnerships, VaxTrac
Meredith Baker is the Director of Programs and Partnerships for VaxTrac and is responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring our programs worldwide. She works with the Do Team to oversee activities such as partnership building, site evaluation, technology roll out, ongoing... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 15:30 - 16:00
Jambo Conference Hall - Table 2

15:30

Discuss UAV Use Cases, Emergency Response and more...
Limited Capacity seats available

These Birds-of-a-Feather session will bring people together for adhoc and informal discussions.

If you want to propose additional sessions, please complete the suggestion form at the registration desk

IN THIS SESSION:
Share your UAV User Experience, learn from others, how can NGOs share & coordinate these resources to minimize cost while achieve maximum impact?

Speakers
avatar for Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

UAV Programs, NetHope
I am leading the NetHope UAV Working group. The group is exploring the best practices for integrating UAV data into the decision process for the early stages of disaster response. We are exploring all facets from data acquisition, analysis and distribution. I'm especially interested... Read More →
avatar for Isaac Kwamy

Isaac Kwamy

Director, Global Programs, Humanitarian Disaster Management, NetHope
Isaac is presently the Global Programs Director of Humanitarian Operations and Disaster Management for NetHope. Isaac leads NetHope’s Global Humanitarian Operations Programs including Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery efforts, Crisis Informatics, Access to Information... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 15:30 - 16:00
Jambo Conference Hall - Table 4

15:30

IVR-4D
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be a discussion on what Interactive Voice Response (IVR) is, how it can be applied for development communications, data collection, peer-to-peer discussion, and more. Come to learn from experts in IVR4D and/or share your experiences with IVR for others to learn!




Speakers
avatar for Dr. Neil Patel

Dr. Neil Patel

Founder and CEO, Awaaz De
Neil Patel is co-founder and CEO of Awaaz.De. Born and raised in California, Neil holds bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Business from UC Berkeley, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. He completed his dissertation on a mobile voice-based social platform... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 15:30 - 16:00
Jambo Conference Hall - Table 2
 
Thursday, May 19
 

10:15

Austin-Based INGO Meetings
Limited Capacity seats available

There's a small but growing number of INGO folks living in Austin, Texas. If you're one of them, come hang out. We'd like to meet you!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie T. Blanton

Leslie T. Blanton

Sr Advisor, Learning, Catholic Relief Services


Thursday May 19, 2016 10:15 - 10:45
Jambo Conference Hall - Table 5

10:15

Caritas International Caucus
Limited Capacity seats available





Speakers
avatar for Margaret Mwaniki

Margaret Mwaniki

Partnership, Research and Exchanges Program Officer, Caritas Africa


Thursday May 19, 2016 10:15 - 10:45
Jambo Conference Hall - Table 6

10:15

CRS Meal Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

These Birds-of-a-Feather session will bring people together for adhoc and informal discussions.

If you want to propose additional sessions, please complete the suggestion form at the registration desk

IN THIS SESSION:

We shall take time and interact as CRS community.Particularly we shall have an informal discussion on the MEAL Policy and Procedures and ICT4MEAL .This is not limited to MEAL staff but all CRS staff that find it interesting.
 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Saitoti

Paul Saitoti

Senior Program Officer-Monitoring and Evaluation, Catholic Relief Services
I am an enthusiast of technology as applied in Monitoring,Evaluation,Accountability and Learning.I have hands on experience using mobile apps like I-form builder,Akvo flow (ODK) for monitoring and evaluation/research data collection;as well as CSPro and SPSS for data management and... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 10:15 - 10:45
Jambo Conference Hall – Table 1

10:15

Discuss ICT Use in Emergency Response
Limited Capacity filling up

These Birds-of-a-Feather session will bring people together for adhoc and informal discussions.

If you want to propose additional sessions, please complete the suggestion form at the registration desk

IN THIS SESSION:
On Tuesday we discussed UAV (Unmanned Aerian Vehicles)  use in Emergency Response. In this session we will discuss use of other ICT tools during disaster response. Come learn from others, how can NGOs share & coordinate ICT resources to minimize cost while achieve maximum impact.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

UAV Programs, NetHope
I am leading the NetHope UAV Working group. The group is exploring the best practices for integrating UAV data into the decision process for the early stages of disaster response. We are exploring all facets from data acquisition, analysis and distribution. I'm especially interested... Read More →
avatar for Isaac Kwamy

Isaac Kwamy

Director, Global Programs, Humanitarian Disaster Management, NetHope
Isaac is presently the Global Programs Director of Humanitarian Operations and Disaster Management for NetHope. Isaac leads NetHope’s Global Humanitarian Operations Programs including Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery efforts, Crisis Informatics, Access to Information... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 10:15 - 10:45
Jambo Conference Hall - Table 2

10:15

Scaling Innovations: From Pilot to Rollout
Limited Capacity filling up

Not all ideas can be scaled...

Often ICT4D interventions focus on pilot programs and short-term studies and assume that results can be generalised and scaled with few changes. This short session will explore how pilot programs can be 'designed for scale' as well as discuss some of the key technical, political, and operational obstacles that must be navigated in order to take innovative projects to scale.

To focus our discussion we will take the example of the Integrated eDiagnostic Approach (IeDA), an open source mobile application developed by Terre des Hommes to guide health workers during patient evaluation, classification and prescription of children under 5 in Burkina Faso. From its inception in 2014, IeDA has now been piloted in over 180 primary healthcare centres in Burkina Faso and helped health workers conduct over 200,000 consultations. IeDA is now expanding both within the country and beyond. What has worked to enable scalability, what hasn't and what still needs to be done?










Speakers
avatar for Dr. Benjamin Hounsell

Dr. Benjamin Hounsell

Head of Implementation Research and Methods, Samuel Hall
With over 12 years experience in developing and evaluating new technology innovations, my interests focus on researching and evaluating innovations and processes that enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of development projects. At Samuel Hall, I lead the Implementation Research... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 10:15 - 10:45
Jambo Conference Hall - Table 3

13:00

Pastoral Livelihoods/Livestock
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kathryn Clifton

Dr. Kathryn Clifton

Post Doctoral Fellow in Landscape Ecology, International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas
Kathryn is interested in how research can be integrated into development projects to provide improved services, decision making, innovation, and out scaling of proven approaches. Kathryn is a researcher for the International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas in Amman... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 13:00 - 14:00
Nyama Choma Ranch

13:00

Tools to Help EVA
Limited Capacity seats available

Tables 39 and 41 


Speakers
avatar for Mwambu Wanendeya

Mwambu Wanendeya

Africa Executive Director, ONE
Mwambu Wanendeya serves as ONE’s Africa Executive Director. Prior to joining ONE he had leadership positions in finance and telecommunications for ten years leading global and regional teams responsible for brand, marketing, communications and corporate social responsibility for... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 13:00 - 14:00
Nyama Choma Ranch