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.


Shama Mohammed

Interactive Research and Development
Country Director, Pakistan

Shama Mohammed is the Country Director for Pakistan at IRD, one of the founding organizations of the THRIVE consortium, and is part of the team that is rolling out OpenSRP in Pakistan. Previously she has participated in an mHealth project to track a cohort of children during their immunizations as part of a Pneumonia surveillance study with children under 18 months of age in Pakistan.  Shama has also worked on a randomized control trial to gauge the impact of Zindagi SMS, an SMS reminder system, on drug compliance and treatment outcomes for patients with drug-susceptible tuberculosis.