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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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Nyamwaya Munthali

Wageningen University and Research Centre
PhD Candidate/Former Project Manager ICT4D iDE Zambia
Zambia
Nyamwaya Munthali is a PhD Candidate at Wageningen University on an ICT4D project, the Environmental Virtual Observatories for Connective Action (EVOCA) Project, running for 4 years from 2016. Formerly she was a Project Manager at iDE Zambia, overseeing the roll out of Lima Links in Zambia. In this role she was involved in the design, development and launch of the product, coordinating technical development specialists with the needs of smallholder farmer clients. As a development practitioner she has over five years' experience working in the Zambian agriculture sector implementing livelihood enhancing projects, with a gender focus and has worked on a number of ICT4D projects. Under the umbrella of the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) she was involved in a project that applied a smart subsidy, in form of an electronic voucher, for farmers to increase the uptake of irrigation equipment. She also engaged with an ICT solution company, Savanna.com, to pilot a price information system for dairy produce. Nyamwaya is a holder of an MSc in International Development from Wagenigen University in the Netherlands and specialized in the area of Communication and Innovation.