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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Sessie Burns

Business Development Associate
Sessie is a math nerd turned policy professional with a passion for high-impact development work, data-driven interventions, and really good coffee. As a student of policy, she narrowed her international interest to focus on cross-sector development solutions, particularly in post-colonial states in Southeast Asia. Sessie supports farmers in West Africa at Farmerline, where she manages relationships between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to maximize impact for smallholder farmers.