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.


Matilda Brace

Institute of Chartered Accountant - Ghana
ICT and Girls Advocate
She holds a bachelor degree in Administration (Accounting option) from the University of Ghana, currently pursuing a professional chartered accountancy program at the Institute of Chartered Accountant - Ghana and a member of a graduate research think tank - Transdisciplinary Researchers Network (TDRN) at the University of Ghana-Legon and advocate for Girls in education in Ghana. One is disadvantaged being in a developing country, this is further exacerbated if one is a woman. The precarious situation defining women's inclusion in economic activities is further worsened by the huge inequality gaps in the use and appropriation of technology. observed. Knowledge gaps abound in this area which requires critical attention. Hence, her passionate desire to advocate for women's empowerment with respect to ICTs in Girls Education, how to engender access?