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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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Omar Mohammed

Code for Africa
Knight International Journalism Fellow
Tanzania
Omar is spearheading the establishment of the country’s first data journalism initiative, as an International Centre For Journalists (ICFJ) Knight Journalism Fellow and is also helping civic watchdog organisations harness new digital tools and open data to drive social change. Prior to joining Code for Tanzania, Omar was a reporter for the New York based Quartz business news site, and has also previously worked for the BBC Swahili Service. He was most recently a Hubert H. Humphrey Fulbright Fellow at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Follow him at @shurufu.