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.


Jawa Mwachupa Wangoni

Kwale Youth and Governance Consortium,
Executive Director
Jawa has over ten years in researching, creating and implementing ICT based solutions in governance and policy influence. This has been creating links and building bridges between citizens in rural areas and the government. He worked on digital cartography for social accountability in public funded projects in Kwale County. He also contributed to information on open street map for Kwale County by mapping and geo-tagging information relevant to public funded projects and the extractive sector. Jawa is also a youth mobilizer and work closely with young people in Kwale Country to review and interpret business environment and attuning strategies accordingly with focus of engaging youth in doing business and developing new ideas.