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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Sean Callahan

Catholic Relief Services
Chief Operating Officer
United States
As Chief Operating Officer of CRS, Sean Callahan provides executive leadership to the Overseas Operations, US Operations, and Human Resources divisions. His role is to enhance performance, stimulate innovation, and position the Agency for the future. In 2015, Sean was elected 1st Vice President of Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organizations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

From 2004 to 2012, Sean was CRS’ Executive Vice President for Overseas Operations, providing oversight for a program and management portfolio which grew to over $800 million, serving people in 100 countries, and engaging a team of over 4,500 staff. As Regional Director for South Asia from 1998 to 2004, Sean strengthened CRS’ programming and partnerships in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, leading the regional response to floods, droughts, earthquakes, cyclones, and man-made emergencies. Prior to his assignment to South Asia, Sean served as the Director of Human Resources for CRS at its world headquarters in Baltimore, as the Director of the CRS/Nicaragua Program, and worked in Central America and headquarters in varying capacities.

Sean holds a B.A. in Spanish from Tufts University, Magna Cum Laude, and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, May 16

08:00 EAT