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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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Natasha Beale

Equal Access International
ICT4D Specialist
San Francisco Bay Area
Natasha is the ICT4D Specialist at Equal Access International where she specializes in the intersection between technology and development. She has managed a range of ICT4D projects in a variety of sectors from maternal and child health to education system strengthening as well as agricultural development. Her current efforts focus on utilizing mobile tools such as IVR, SMS, and mobile data collection to support behavior change communication particularly in rural communities in conflict prone regions. She also advises on Monitoring & Evaluation efforts in each of EA’s country offices in Asia and West Africa. Her expertise lies in teaching, training and capacity building for teams seeking to employ technical tools as part of their development interventions. Natasha holds a BA from the University of Southern California and an MPhil from Oxford University.