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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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Dr. Washington Otieno

CABI
Plantwise Programme Executive
Kenya
Dr Otieno has over 25 years' experience in agricultural research and development, specializing in plant protection and agricultural biosecurity. Over the past 10 years he has engaged in a number of initiatives that support improving plant health systems of developing countries, including several national organizations in Kenya, USAID and the Secretariat of the IPPC. In 2013 he joined CABI as the Plantwise Programme Regional Coordinator for Africa, and has now taken over as Programme Executive.