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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Ntuthuko Shezi

The Rural Development Company
Johannesburg Area, South Africa
Ntuthuko Shezi is an Electro-Mechanical Engineer formerly was a strategy consultant at Accenture. Since 2007 he has started and built various startups, in the automotive and agriculture sectors which today employ in excess of 60 people. Shezi is a Clinton Democracy Fellow (2005) and a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders (2014). In 2013 he was selected as one of Mail and Guardian's 200 Young South Africans. In 2015 CEO Magazine named him the Continental Winner in the Titans - Building Nations Awards.