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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Chisenga Muyoya

Asikana Network
Chisenga is a proactive leader with a deep passion for social change and has over 5 years of experience in the ICT sector. Chisenga co-founded Asikana Network, a social enterprise that increases the participation of women and girls in technology. Asikana Network holds free training sessions in marketable skills like mobile apps and web development and video editing using innovative and experimental teaching methods. In a country where negative perceptions of women’s capabilities is rife, Chisenga purposefully uses technology as a tool to challenge cultural norms. Chisenga is the Consulting Lead at BongoHive, a technology and innovation hub. She identifies and pursues suitable projects then supervises talent from within the community to ensure that quality products and/or services are delivered to specification. She also works directly with young entrepreneurs and has co-facilitated bootcamps that equip entrepreneurs such as Startup Weekend and Idea2Prototype. Chisenga holds a BSc in Computer Science; MSc candidate in Information Systems Management. She is a recipient of the Ministry of Science's postgraduate scholarship for outstanding females in science. Named one of the top 28 young women leaders in Africa, Chisenga is a MILEAD Fellow, Global Shaper, Vital Voices Fellow and Washington Fellow and demonstrates a strong commitment to service through her volunteer work.