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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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Kecia Bertermann

Girl Effect
Director, Digital Research and Learning
Kecia Bertermann oversees research and learning for Girl Effect's digital portfolio. Kecia is a mixed-methods researcher with a thematic focus on adolescent girls and the intersection of digital technologies and behaviour change. Her career has spanned analogue and digital research and monitoring and evaluation in Africa and Asia, and her projects explore ways of combining data science with traditional research methods. At Girl Effect, Kecia supervises the monitoring, evaluation and learning of a portfolio of innovative digital brands and GIS digital interventions. Kecia has been a long-time advocate of participatory methods and elevating marginalised community voices in order to affect change, developing initiatives such as Rwanda’s Girl Research Unit. She began her international research and M&E career in public health, and has also designed large-scale M&E systems related to emergency response, HIV/AIDS, community health and post-conflict interventions.