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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Dillip Pattanaik

IRMA-India (ICT4D Division of OSVSWA)
Team Leader
Dillip, a development professional, has been relentlessly pursuing research and action research for upliftment of rural and isolated communities through various developmental activities promoting and disseminating affordable technologies. Reiterating his commitment to ensure and enhance access to information using ICT as a tool, he has gathered a lot of experience at the grassroot level as well as a well recognition across globe as an ICT for Development expert. His involvement with various related alliance/institutions again boosting him for further sustainable development of the poor communities. He has published a series of research papers and analytical reports on ICT for development.