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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Ermias Teshome

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
ICT Technical Expert

Ermias Teshome has been working as an ICT Technical Expert at the ATA for the last two years on two major ICT based projects, one is on the dissemination of agronomic best practices via mobile phones to the Ethiopian smallholder farmers and the other is in collecting agricultural inputs distribution data using smart phones. He used to work at a local private IT company to develop the Ethiopian Government portal with an open source platform and also corporate websites and content management systems with various open source technologies. He is a PMI-PMP and an M.Sc in Software Engineering candidate.