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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Carolyn Florey

International Rice Research Institute
Technology for Development Lead
Carolyn Florey is the Technology for Development Lead at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Prior to IRRI, she was the Director for Collective Impact at the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL). She has also worked at the United Nations Foundation, World Bank and USAID in roles that focused on leveraging digital tools and scaling innovations in various sectors. Prior experience includes the Inter-American Development Bank, a women’s health NGO in Delhi (Breakthrough), and as a Fulbright grantee in Jeonju, South Korea.
Carolyn holds an M.A. in International Development and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University.