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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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Samir Doshi

US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Senior Scientist
Washington, DC
Dr. Samir K. Doshi is a Senior Scientist at USAID. Samir leads the Real-Time Data for Adaptive Management initiative at USAID's Global Development Lab, with a focus on how local communities can use digital technologies in complex environments to better monitor, evaluate, learn and adapt to emergent and dynamic situations. Samir also supports USAID's work on the Ebola response and the strengthening of health systems in West Africa. He has degrees in engineering, development economics and systems ecology. Samir has held teaching and research positions at the University of Cambridge, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Jawaharlal Nehru University. Samir also sits on the Board of the Humanitarian Innovation Fund.