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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Philip Thigo

Lead of the National Data Revolution agenda
Office of the Deputy President (DP)

Philip Thigo is a Kenyan technology & governance practitioner. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor on Data and Innovation at the Legislative and Intergovernmental Liaison Office, Office of the Deputy President of Kenya.

He Co-founded INFONET in Kenya, an innovation initiative aimed at building capabilities of Governments, Civil Society & Citizens for better development outcomes.

Mr. Thigo has previously held executive positions, most notably INFONET Africa, Foundation El Taller based in Tunis, Tunisia, working with organizations in Asia, Africa, Arab World and Latin America. He is currently a Communications Consultant for the African Union Commission, Bureau of the Chairperson & the African Governance Architecture (AGA) at the Department of Political Affairs.

He was honored at the 50th Anniversary of the Academy of Achievement USA as a delegate. Philip serves as the Point of Contact for Open Government Partnership (OGP) for Kenyan Government and as a Interim Steering Group Member of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, where he co-chairs the Data Roadmaps and Ecosystems working group.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, May 17

08:30 EAT