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.


Valerie Oliphant

Social Impact Lab (SIMLab)
Projects Manager
United States
Valerie is a Project Director at SIMLab, where she helps organizations and individuals use inclusive technologies to improve systems and services. She's passionate about advancing social equality with a commitment to reflective practice and continuous learning. Prior to joining SIMLab, she worked with Search for Common Ground in Nigeria, where she helped set-up community radio stations and develop an early warning system using FrontlineSMS. Valerie received her MA in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and her BA in International Development from the University of Arizona.