2018 Organizing Partners

The 10th 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 www.crs.org or www.crsespanol.org




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 www.nethope.org

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. NRC works to protect the rights of displaced and vulnerable persons during crisis. Through their programmes they provide assistance to meet immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement and contribute to durable solutions. NRC is a rights based organization and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality. NRC works in both new and protracted crises across 30 countries. For more information, visit www.nrc.no


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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU. For more information, visit www.cta.int


DAI is a global development company. For 48 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Independent and employee-owned, DAI has worked in 160 countries, and we are currently delivering results in more than 100 developing and transitioning nations. Our clients include international development agencies, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments. For more information, visit www.dai.com



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, visit www.digitalimpactalliance.org



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 www.icrisat.org



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, visit imerit.net


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Find out how you can help the IRC offer lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. For more information, visit www.rescue.org


SOS Children’s Villages is the largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk in 135 countries and territories. We help children who can no longer live with their parents and families in difficult living conditions so children can grow up in a nurturing environment and their rights to care, education, health and protection are respected and fulfilled. For more information, visit www.sos-childrensvillages.org

We also work on the integration of innovation and technology to support the development of children, young people, their families focusing on digital skills development with e-learning, online mentorship, development of ICT skills, access to technology and online education resources in emergency situations, etc. For more information, visit www.sos-childrensvillages.org/ict4d


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UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. This last mile is where available resources for development are scarcest; where market failures are most pronounced; and where benefits from national growth tend to leave people excluded. For more information, visit www.uncdf.org


The UNESCO Chair in ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London is a group of researchers and practitioners committed to excellence in the use of ICTs for development, especially in the interests of the poorest and most marginalised. The Chair’s primary focus has been on the highest quality multi-disciplinary research, and particularly on developing the skills and expertise of doctoral students. The group also uses its research to influence high level policy through its membership of, and partnerships with, international organisations, the UK government, companies and civil society organisations. For more information, visit www.ict4d.org.uk



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, visit www.wvi.org