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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Tian Cai

Michigan State University
Research Associate
I explore how to design and create extension training content preparing people, especially farmers, in the developing world learn and adopt agricultural technology. I also study how the content delivered by these ICT approaches could encourage the farmers to change their mindset. I'm a researcher and practitioner with more than five years' on-the-ground experience carrying out multidisciplinary projects in developing countries. I am currently pursing my doctoral degree at Michigan State University. I have worked in multiple developing countries including Kenya, Malawi and Uganda.