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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Lily Frey

Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN)
Electronic Cash Transfer Officer
United States
Lily supports the Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN), which seeks to improve the effectiveness and impact of humanitarian cash transfer programs through the appropriate use of payments technology. Lily has led work on assessing mobile money partnership choices, developing basic data protection tips for field staff, and strengthening procurement processes for electronic transfers. Prior to her work with the ELAN and Mercy Corps, Lily worked for the Cash Learning Partnership, UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, and USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. She has worked on cash programs in Nepal, Haiti and Iraq.