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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Paul Mwirichia

World Vision International
Food Assistance Information & Reporting Technical Specialist
Professional Training: BSC Information Technology, MBA (currently in research development) Paul Mwirichia has a strong IT background and has for the last 10 years been involved in Information Technology in the sectors of education, Tea trade and the humanitarian industry. He has been heavily involved in IT support, systems development, training, capacity building, networks & Infrastructure and databases management. Over the last six years Paul has been supporting Information technology system for the humanitarian industry with great emphasis on Last Mile Mobile Solutions, Commodity Tracking System and the Food Grants Database. He has deployed LMMS in 15 countries in Africa and Asia both in emergency and development context for food, non-food items and cash distribution. He is part of the requirements gathering and technical review team that ensure LMMS is developed as per customer needs. Paul is currently leading engagements with WFP on data sharing between systems and systems integrations for better service delivery. The goal of this project is to reduce duplication of efforts as humanitarian organizations develop new systems through utilizing existing systems and integration. Paul is a regular speaker in World Vision forums such as the Annual Food Assistance Managers meeting, training at both global and national levels each year. He has also represented World Vision in the Cash Learning Partnership events as an exhibitor in two past events. Paul was a key speaker and panelist during the 4th African Logistics Conference held in Tanzania by the Kuehne Foundation (October 2015) He brings a wealth of experience from a field perspective and management of Information Technology systems in the humanitarian industry.