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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Rachel Powers

Associate, Information Systems
United States
Rachel works in integrated technology support and implementation for global health systems projects at VillageReach. Her current projects focus on Android platform mobile tools and streamlining data flow in low resource areas. She has additional experience in international ICT policy in the fields of accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and engaging youth with ICTs. Rachel has an Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) from the University of Colorado Boulder School of Engineering.