Organizing Partners

The 2018 ICT4D Conference is organized by a consortium of the following organizations:



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



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


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



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