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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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Andi Ikhwan

Mercy Corps Indonesia
Agriculture and Financial Services Program Director
Indonesia
Andi Ikhwan is the Agriculture and Financial Services Program Director at Mercy Corps Indonesia. Andi is an access-to-finance expert with 16 years’ experience supporting the financial services sector and diverse stakeholders in Indonesia. Joining Mercy Corps Indonesia in mid-2008, Andi first worked for the MAXIS Program, funded by the Gates Foundation, and was responsible for product development research, capacity building and the monitoring of microfinance institution partners. Since June 2012, Andi has been working as the Indonesia Country Coordinator for the AgriFin Mobile Program, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, facilitating bundled agriculture information, financial services (loan, digital payment, crop insurance) and market information to smallholder farmers. The program has worked in partnership with agribusinesses, commercial and rural banks, insurance providers, government extension agencies, a university and a mobile platform provider. Over the past two years, through the FEED Mobile project, funded by Citi Foundation, and INCOME project, funded by MasterCard, Andi designed a framework to deliver business and financial literacy training and mentoring to smallholder farmers using a mobile platform, enabling them to better access and use the products and services offered by financial institutions.