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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Omar Mekassi

International Rescue Committee
Regional ICT Projects Manager
Belgrade, Serbia
Omar Meksassi is the Regional ICT projects manager for the ICT Lab in Serbia for the International Rescue committee working on finding solutions though innovative and technological approaches to humanitarian response initiatives.
He previously worked with local NGOs in the MENA region providing project management and development guidance, as well as having most of his experience in the private sector in the field of robotics, innovations, design and IT. His focus is mainly on opensource technology and improving business/development models. Computer Science + Project management graduate.