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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Ibraheem Sanusi

Deputy Head, African Governance Architecture Secretariat, African Union Commission
Through the citizen engagement work which he leads, the AU launched the ‘DGTrends’ – Democratic Governance Trends which aims to broaden African citizen’s engagement with the Africa Union Organs and Institutions with democratic governance mandates. Since 2013 till date, the DGtrends campaign has focused on galvanising citizen’s support for the AU’s agenda to silence the guns and end conflicts by 2020 as well as the equal participation of women in political parties in Africa. The campaigns have recorded over 300million impressions on social media since its inception.
The "Support to the African Governance Architecture Programme, GIZ is a project on behalf of German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation as part of its Development Cooperation with the African Union.