Key Takeaways from the 11th ICT4D Conference Part One

ICT4D Webinar Series

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The 11th ICT4D Conference took place in Kampala last month with 993 attendees from 415 organizations in 81 countries to exchange good practice in the use of digital technology in humanitarian response and development programs. The Conference discussed how to make digital innovation a key process within your organization, drive innovation, entrepreneurship and people-centric transformation. Practitioners shared case studies of achieving excellence in the use of ICT4D or implementing new emerging technologies across various sectors.

This webinar on June 25 at 10-11am ET/ 3-4pm GMT, part of an ongoing series around ICT4D, will summarize some of the lessons learned  and key takeaways messages and aims to continue the discussion, particularly on:

  • What are the main digital trends? Hear key findings of the 2nd Annual survey of the use of technology in the humanitarian and development sector 
  • How can we move towards gender transformative and inclusive digital development? And what are the key barriers?
  • Discover exciting new ICT innovations and initiatives in humanitarian response.
  • How is digital access is advancing financial inclusion and how can new actors get involved?
  • How perceive donors the role of digital technologies in the investment ecosystem?
  • What does the future hold for the ICT4D community?


Nora Lindstrom, Global Lead for Digital Development, Plan International

Giulio Coppi, Digital Specialist, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Heidi Tavakoli, Senior Adviser - Digital, Innovation & Capability Department, Department for International Development (DFID)


Sonja Ruetzel, ICT4D Partnerships and Conference Manager, Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


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