There has not been a time when technology has had a more profound impact on international development and humanitarian aid programs.
Development, humanitarian, data, and technology experts from public, private and civil society explore vital themes around the application of digital innovations and the responsible use of data–in a learning environment that is both inspiring and informative.
Our inclusive webinars are designed to provide practical and actionable advice to representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society and community-based organizations, private sector companies, multilateral and governmental agencies, academic and research institutions, aid and development funding organizations.
In particular,the following professionals benefit from attending: program managers, field officers, IT/data managers, and senior technical advisors from disciplines ranging from agriculture, health, education, conservation, water security, humanitarian response and resilience, to information and communications technology, data management, GIS/mapping, AI and machine learning, and inclusive financial services.
The one-hour ICT4D webinars feature short case studies or lightening talks, followed by interactive Q&A sessions, encouraging the audience to post questions.
Suggest a topic or speaker
To suggest a theme or recommend a speaker for a future ICT4D webinar, please email Sonja Ruetzel, ICT4D Conference Manager.
Upcoming ICT4D Webinars
Revisit Past ICT4D Webinars
June 30, 2020: COVID-19 Health Data Management and Exchange
May 5, 2020: Digital Tech to Help Fight COVID-19 Misinformation
April 23, 2020: Donor Panel: Data Protection Priorities and Expectations
March 17, 2020: Digital ID: Closing the Identity Gap
February 25, 2020: ICT for Safeguarding
December 10, 2019: Security Lessons Learned and Good Practice in Data Protection
November 12, 2019: ICT for WASH: Achieving Global Water Security with Digital Innovations
October 8, 2019: Transforming Agriculture Through Digital Financial Innovations
July 9, 2019: Key Takeaways from the 11th ICT4D Conference Part Two
June 25, 2019: Key Takeaways from the 11th ICT4D Conference Part One
April 16, 2019: Fighting Malaria with the Help of Digital Technologies
March 12, 2019: Responsible Data: From Legislation to Organizational Behavior
February 12, 2019: Using Digital Tech to Support Humanitarian Logistics
Dec 18, 2018: Digital Financial Tools for Humanitarian Response
Nov 20, 2018: AI and Machine Learning in Health Programs
October 16, 2018: Rise of Platforms in ICT4D
September 11, 2018: ICT4D at Scale
June 26, 2018: Lessons Learned from the 10th ICT4D Conference
March 20, 2018: Discover AI and Machine Learning for Aid and Development
February 20, 2018: Digital Innovations for Humanitarian Response
January 16, 2018: Blockchain for Development: Moving from Hype to Reality
December 19, 2017: Taking Action on Data
September 19, 2017: The Potential and Promise of ICT4D Partnerships
October 17, 2017: ICT4Ag: The New Technologies That Will Achieve Food Security
November 14, 2017: Empowering Youth Through ICT4D Programs
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. CRS uses ICT4D to collect and report data for evidence based decision making, to implement at scale, and to enable partners and programs. CRS: About ICT4D
Since 2010 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. The next conference takes place on April 30 to May 2, 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.
NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. NetHope, a consortium of 50-plus leading global nonprofits, unites with technology companies and funding partners to design, fund, implement, adapt, and scale innovative approaches to solve development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Together, the NetHope community strives to transform the world, building a platform of hope for those who receive aid and those who deliver it.