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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Taysir Shaqalaih

Mercy Corps
Program Manager
Taysir Shaqalaih holds a master degree in Engineering from Cambridge University-UK. He brings14+ years of diversified experience working in project management/development, youth employment, ICT development projects, entrepreneurship, academia, and both electrical power production & telecommunication industries. Mr. Shaqalaih is currently working as Program Manager-ICT sector of Mercy Corps in Gaza Strip-Palestinian Territories. In his current role, he designed and managed several key projects targeted the development of the ICT sector in Gaza. He also managed several youth employment initiatives including Online Freelancing, Internships, and labor subsidies.