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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Sigrid Pfaffle

Caritas Swiss
M & E Specialist, MENA Region
Sigrid Pfaffle is a specialist in monitoring & evaluation, social and market research and analysis, project planning and management within public, private sector and not-for-profit organisations. Born and brought up in Germany, Sigrid has worked - after completing a Master's degree in Business Administration - as a researcher, analyst, planner, monitoring & evaluation advisor and senior business consultant in and to major organisations across Australia. Having travelled extensively across the developing world Sigrid observed the critical importance of community health education and good access to primary health care to the overall health of a population. This triggered Sigrid to rethink her career and she decided to pursue further professional training and ultimately an alternative career in the area of public health. While working as a Health Service Planner for the South Australian Department of Health Sigrid was given the opportunity of conducting an evaluation of health outcomes and health service utilisation of South Australia's Aboriginal population. In doing this she developed not only a sound understanding of Aboriginal Health, but also observed in a real life situation the huge impact social determinants of health have on all our lives, but in particular that the poor health found in many vulnerable communities is closely linked to the social and economic inequities these communities experience. In 2011 Sigrid was appointed as the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Advisor to the Philippine Red Cross. In this role she laid the foundation for a monitoring and evaluation system which allows the Philippine Red Cross to track its performance across its broad range of services against its strategic plan and consistent with the requirements of the International Red Cross movement and its donors. Since 2014 she is living in Jordan where she worked first for a small local Community Development organisation in setting up their M & E systems and now with Caritas Swiss where she is assisting Caritas Jordan in developing their Beneficiary Needs Assessment and Case Management system.