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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Erika Rodrigues

UX Information Technologies
Project Manager
Erika Rodrigues is a community engagement specialist and project manager, currently working in Mozambique with UX Information Technologies, a local start-up focused on boosting competencies and employability of the Mozambican youth through disruptive, context-relevant and sustainable ICT solutions. Erika holds Masters' Degrees from Columbia University in New York City, in the United States and from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, in International Relations, Social Anthropology and Marine Biology. So far, she has worked in Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, and in the US, in Natural Resources Management, Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) and Media. Rodrigues was a Fulbright Scholar to Mozambique from 2011 to 2013, has co-written a paper on Media and the Extractive Sector in 2013 "Covering Oil: Big Data, New Tools and Journalism", contributed to the book "Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World" in 2014 and co-authored a chapter in the book "Participatory Politics and Citizen Journalism in a Networked Africa: a Connected Continent".