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Ninth Annual ICT4D Conference, from Innovation to Impact, India

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    The annual ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations 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.

    This Year’s Focus: Sustainable Development Goals

    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.

    Share your ICT4D experience, showcase your work, learn from your colleagues, and engage in a cross-sector discussion regarding implementation challenges and best practices. This year’s conference offers a unique, hands-on opportunity to explore how people around the world are using ICT4D to:

    • enhance program quality
    • improve decision-making
    • increase impact and
    • accelerate progress toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


    Speaking, exhibiting, sponsoring, and attending the conference are all great ways to demonstrate your commitment to the strategic use of technology in international development and humanitarian relief efforts.

    For more info click here

    The 2017 ICT4D Conference is organized by a consortium of the following organizations:


    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. For more information please visit




    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. For more information, visit or




    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. For more information please visit




    The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) aims to realize 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 organizations to realize this vision. For more information or to get in touch with our team, visit



    Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman operates in 13 countries across Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APACMEA) and has affiliates in more than 40 cities. Edelman was named The Holmes Report’s 2013 Middle East, 2014 and 2016 Asia-Pacific Digital, 2015 Korean and 2016 North Asia Consultancy of the Year; Campaign’s 2012 Greater China PR, 2013 Indonesia Digital, 2013 and 2015 South Asia PR, 2014 Australia/New Zealand PR and 2015 Japan/Korea PR Agency of the Year; and Asia-Pacific Excellence Award’s 2015 Agency of the Year. Visit for more information.




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



    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. For more information, visit




    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. For more information, please visit




    Mercy Corps is a leading global organization 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. For more information, please visit



    NetHope is a collaboration between the 50 leading international nonprofit organizations 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. For more information, visit




    Founded in 1950, World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization 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. For more information, please visit

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