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. Smisha Agarwal

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
United States
Dr. Agarwal is an Associate in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Global mHealth Initiative (JHU-GmI). She is a population health scientist with expertise in monitoring and evaluation of large scale maternal and child health projects. Since 2012, she has provided technical support in M&E to a number of mobile health projects including MAMA in Bangladesh, MomConnect in South Africa, and cStock in Malawi. In collaboration with the JHU-GmI, she has worked with the WHO mHealth Technical Evidence Review Group (mTERG) to develop several tools to support M&E of digital health projects, and to improve reporting of evidence on the effectiveness of such projects.