The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.
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May 15

ICT4D Conference

ICT4D Conference

Event Overview

Harnessing the Power of Data for the Sustainable Development Goals

The annual ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organisations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve 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 challenges.

Following the ratification of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the 2016 ICT4D conference in Nairobi, Kenya, gave the ICT4D community an opportunity to explore how digital solutions are enabling the achievement of these goals. The 2017 conference will focus on harnessing the power of data to accelerate progress toward the SDGs and increase the impact of our programs.

Hyderabad, Telangana 500081, India


  • Addom, Benjamin

    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)



  • Anudip

    Anudip is dedicated to creating livelihood opportunities for impoverished youth and women in rural areas and urban slums through its market aligned skills training, mentorship and employment support. Since 2005, Anudip has trained more than 60,000 individuals across 150 training centers in Eastern India, placed 80% in government and private sector jobs, and mentored others in establishing small businesses.

  • 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.

  • Dalberg

    Dalberg is a strategy and policy advisory firm focused on global development. Our mission is to bring the best of private sector strategy to address global development challenges. We do so by combining rigorous analytical capabilities with deep knowledge and networks across emerging and frontier markets. Our clients span the public, private and philanthropic sectors, and we work collaboratively with them to address pressing global problems and generate positive social impact from programs, investments and initiatives.

  • 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.

  • ESRI

    Since 1969, the Environmental Systems Research Institute has helped organisations map and model our world. The ArcGIS Platform by Esri is now utilised in more than 350,000 organisations worldwide to manage and analyse geographic information to enable informed decision making. As a socially conscious business, Esri actively supports organisations involved in education, conservation, sustainable development and humanitarian affairs.


    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.

  • 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.

  • Mercy Corps

    Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, Mercy Corps partners to put bold solutions into action—helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

  • 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.

  • 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.