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. Kathryn Clifton

International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas
Post Doctoral Fellow in Landscape Ecology
Kathryn is interested in how research can be integrated into development projects to provide improved services, decision making, innovation, and out scaling of proven approaches. Kathryn is a researcher for the International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas in Amman Jordan, where she works on projects that involve natural resource management and pastoralists.

She is an ecologist by training and has worked on natural resource management projects that involve livestock in Mongolia, Mexico, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, Jordan, and Tunisia. She has a PhD in Ecosystem Science and Management from Texas A & M University where she conducted her dissertation on indicators for successful communal land management in Mexico. After defending her dissertations he was selected to represent Texas A & M University at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in the Animal Health and Production Department where she mapped pastoral migratory routes in developing countries. Kathryn worked for CRS for two and a half years before returning to finish her PhD.