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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Dr. Bharat Sharma

International Water Management Institute
Scientist Emeritus (WR)
New Delhi Area, India
Bharat R Sharma has over 30 years experience in natural resources management research especially for surface and ground water resources, on-farm and rainwater management. His key contributions included improving large irrigation commands, assessment and management of groundwater in the Indo-Gangetic and Yellow river basins, impact of large inter-basin water transfers on regional resources, assessment and improvement of water productivity and ICT applications in water resources management. He has published and worked extensively in South Asian and East African countries.