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.


Dr. Anuraj Shankar

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Senior Research Scientist
United States
Dr. Anuraj Shankar (DSc) is a Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and key advisor to digital health implementations globally. Dr. Shankar's current areas of interest relate to building local capacity for use of data in decision-making to scale up services and strengthen quality of care to reduce maternal and perinatal deaths. He is a leading advocate of 4th and 5th generation mHealth approaches and creation of networks as learning systems.