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May 8

10th ICT4D Conference - From Innovation to Impact

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10th ICT4D Conference - From Innovation to Impact

Event Overview

The 10th ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organisations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they have used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work. Highly interactive and hands-on, the conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.

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Speakers

Speakers

 Giacomo Rambaldi

Giacomo Rambaldi

‎Sr. Programme Coordinator, ICT4D Innovation at CTA

 Chipo Jane Msengezi

Chipo Jane Msengezi

Project Coordinator at CTA

 Ken Lohento

Ken Lohento

Programme Coordinator, ICT, Policies, Markets & ICT Programme, CTA

Organisers

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

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  • CRS

    CRS is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The agency alleviates suffering and provides assistance to people in need in 101 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. Our programs touch 100 million lives with innovative solutions and responses to poverty.

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  • NetHope

    NetHope is a collaboration between the 50 leading international nonprofit organisations and the technology sector. NetHope works with its members and corporate partners to foster collaboration and innovation and leverage the full potential of technology to support development and humanitarian programs. NetHope has extensive experience in delivering programs in partnership with its members and corporate partners.

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  • DAI

    DAI is a global development company. For 48 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Independent and employee-owned, DAI has worked in 160 countries, and we are currently delivering results in more than 100 developing and transitioning nations. Our clients include international development agencies, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments

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  • DIAL

    The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) aims to realise a more inclusive digital society in emerging markets, in which all women, men and children benefit from life-enhancing, mobile-based digital services. A partnership among USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Swedish Government and the United Nations Foundation, DIAL’s efforts help accelerate the collective efforts of government, industry and development organisations to realise this vision.

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  • ICRISAT

    ICRISAT works in agricultural research for development across the drylands of Africa and Asia, making farming profitable for smallholder farmers while reducing malnutrition and environmental degradation. ICRISAT works across the entire value chain from developing new varieties to agri-business and linking farmers to markets.

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  • iMerit

    iMerit is an on-demand digital services company delivering enterprise data services at scale, with dynamic capacity and over 95% accuracy. Our motivated teams work on critical data tasks for clients spanning financial information, eCommerce, consumer technology, 24/7 application support & testing, and more. These customizable services are delivered by young people who have previously experienced economic hardship, and who see iMerit as a path to bright futures.

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  • SOS Children’s Villages

    SOS Children’s Villages is the largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk in 135 countries and territories. We help children who can no longer live with their parents and families in difficult living conditions so children can grow up in a nurturing environment and their rights to care, education, health and protection are respected and fulfilled.

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  • NRC

    The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. NRC works to protect the rights of displaced and vulnerable persons during crisis. Through their programmes they provide assistance to meet immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement and contribute to durable solutions. NRC is a rights-based organization and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality. NRC works in both new and protracted crises across 30 countries.

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  • UNCDF

    UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. This last mile is where available resources for development are scarcest; where market failures are most pronounced; and where benefits from national growth tend to leave people excluded.

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  • IRC

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Find out how you can help the IRC offer lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

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  • UNESCO ICT4D

    The UNESCO Chair in ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London is a group of researchers and practitioners committed to excellence in the use of ICTs for development, especially in the interests of the poorest and most marginalised. The Chair’s primary focus has been on the highest quality multi-disciplinary research, and particularly on developing the skills and expertise of doctoral students. The group also uses its research to influence high-level policy through its membership of, and partnerships with, international organisations, the UK government, companies and civil society organisations.

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  • WVI

    Founded in 1950, World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. WV’s more than 45,000 staff members in nearly 100 countries are committed to working with the world’s most vulnerable people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

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