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.


Jennifer Parkin

Independent Researcher
Methodologist and Consultant
United States
I possess a Masters in Public Health from Indiana University, a Masters in Political Science from the University of New Mexico, and am currently a PhD Candidate in Political Science. I have completed research-intensive symposiums and institutes globally, and have experience collecting original data on the ground in countries such as Uganda, Nigeria, and Vietnam. I am passionate about evidence and developing better empirical means of obtaining the right data in the right way for the right people at the right time. I assist international development organizations, government agencies, and individuals monitor and mitigate conflict, as well as support communities affect by conflict and public health disasters, by developing the most appropriate and innovative research questions and methods of answering those questions.