Preview the first speakers and topics for the 10th ICT4D Conference now!

Choose your ICT4D Conference learning and networking path from over 200 panels, plenaries, breakout sessions and workshops on core ICT4D disciplines and themes including:

  • New Innovation Solutions
  • Research and Evidence Base
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Solution Scale Up
  • Data Security, Integration & Interoperability
  • Partnering & Collaboration

The agenda is currently under development and our committee is busy organising the panels and presentations for the final schedule. Talks and topics will evolve to ensure the agenda delivers the most up-to-date information and innovation from as diverse a group of ICT4D practitioners and experts to assemble. Please check back regularly for more details and updates!

We received almost 800 applications to speak at the Conference and we would like to thank all those who took time to prepare submissions. To give you a taste of the 10th ICT4D Conference, the organizing committee is delighted to announce the preliminary list of accepted topics and speakers as follows:


Explore the transformation of agriculture systems and how this is driving and integrating smallholder farms into value chains through innovative and emerging digital technologies.

  • From Registration To Service Delivery
  • Helping Farmers With Personalized Decision Support Systems
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Shifting From Spot Relations To Platforms
  • Digital tools for real time monitoring of agriculture transformation projects
  • Big Data analytics for uncovering insights leading to more targeted policy interventions


Accepted speakers for this conference track include so far:

Stewart Collis, CTO and Co-founder, aWhere
Lessons Learned providing agricultural information services for ICT4Ag solutions

Brian Soliday, Chief Revenue Officer, aWhere
Science-based Agriculture Intelligence (Ag-Intel) Services for Early Indications and Warnings

Cambria Finegold, Global Director, Knowledge Management, CABI
From satellites to stalk borers: using earth observation to forecast pest outbreaks

Bryan Sobel, Technical Adviser, Catholic Relief Services
Making Sense…and Dollars from Participatory Household Financial Analyses in Nigeria and Malawi

Emmanuel Azaino, Head of Unit, Agriculture & Economic Growth, Catholic Relief Services
Using Mobile Phones to Disseminate Agricultural Information and Improve Knowledge across Nigeria

Felix Gaschick, Forestry and Biodiversity Specialist, Chemonics
Turning data into action - How Lawin transformed forest protection in the Philippines

Catherine Mloza Banda, Agricultural Innovation Systems Specialist, Farm Radio Trust
Going far together: Experiences of the Mlimi Hotline Farmer Call Centre, Malawi

Amos Olertey Wussah, Senior Consultant, Farmerline Limited
Willingness to pay for Sustainability of Agricultural and Nutrition Advisory Information

Abdelaziz Lawani, Executive Director, Global Partners (UAV4Ag)
Drones for precision agriculture

Jehiel Oliver, Founder & CEO, Hello Tractor
Hello Tractor Adapts Internet of Things Technology to Bring Tractors to Smallholder Farmers

Anthony Whitbread, Research Program Director, ICRISAT
Intelligent Systems advisory tool (ISAT): Empowering the smallholder farmer to manage climate risk

Chris Nicoletti, Global Director of Measurement, iDE
Improved tracking, coaching and impact of field agents leveraging a custom Salesforce application

SUBI THOMAS Founder, & CEO, iDrone Services
Limited Drones for Agriculture

Hamlus Owoyesiga, Network and Systems Administrator, Igara Growers Tea factory Limited
UAVs and Spatial Data Management Systems

Nicholas Minot, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
Impact evaluation of delivering market information to farmers by SMS in Ghana and Uganda

Alan de Brauw, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
Extension by Phone: A Randomized Control Trial to Improve Agricultural Production in Cambodia

Lava Kumar, Head, Germplasm Health, Virology & Diagnostics, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
The "Seed Tracker" App for mainstreaming national seed production and seed certification

Iddo Dror, Program Leader, Impact at Scale, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Digital extension through mobile (IVR) systems: What have we learned and why should you care?

Benedict Jardinero, Associate Scientist - Nutrient and Crop Management, International Rice Research Institute
Rice Crop Manager, Philippines: Achieving scale and sustainability through government partnership

Carolyn Florey, Technology for Development Lead, International Rice Research Institute
Digital Agriculture: Scale and Sustainability through Government Partnership and Ownership

Catalina Escobar, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, MAKAIA
TV White Spaces and Digital Skills for improving value chain for coffee growers in rural Colombia

Andrew Karlyn, Strategic Learning Lead, Mercy Corps AgriFin Accelerate
Data4Ag with a Gender Lens

Samuel Musungwini, Lecturer, Midlands State University
Social Media Use by Agricultural Extension Officers in a Resourced Constrained Environment

Mousumi Ansari, Assistant Project manager, mPower
Using Farmer Query System (FQS) to ensure quality and timely provision of remote agro consultations

Mridul Chowdhury, CEO and Founder, mPower Social Enterprises Ltd
B2B model for agro advisory service delivery to reduce payment burden on farmers

Mpohammad Khaleduzzaman, Lead, mLivestock, mPower Social Enterprises Ltd.
Enabling tele-veterinary service for smallholder farmers of rural Bangladesh through smartphone App

Chris Bessenecker, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Project Concern International
Reaching for the stars with your feet planted on the ground

Giacomo Rambaldi, Senior Programme Coordinator, ICT4Ag Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA)
Drones for Agriculture, potentials and challenges

Benjamin Kwasi Addom, ICT4D Programme Coordinator, The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
MUIIS: moving from project to social enterprise

Kaushik Ramakrishnan, Senior Innovation Manager, UTZ
Sustaiable Cocoa Farming in West Africa using Remote Sensing and Digital Tools

Raj Vallabhaneni, CEO, Vasudhaika Software PVT Ltd
Kalgudi, A business social interaction and convergence platform for agri-ecosystem

Rohit Pothukuchi, Founder & Chief Executive,
Better Impact Through Technology - New Possibilities and Case Studies from the Field

Badal Kumar Das, Remote sensing and GIS coordinator, mPower
Localized agro advisory services to farmers based on crop growth stages and weather forecast

Seyi Oyenuga, Executive Director, ATMANCorp Nigeria LTD
Precision agriculture use for execution of smallholder farmer loans


Examine new and emerging technologies and innovations and assess their potential impact on accelerating the rate of digital financial inclusion.

  • Back to basics
  • Increasing awareness and use of DFS: liquidity management for agents, network connectivity, rural markets
  • DFS role in environmental and financial resilience
  • Building DFS for women
  • DFS product design
  • Digital trust tools to manage financial activities
  • From digital finance to a digital economy
  • Platforms: interoperability, interconnection
  • Innovations in DFS: DFS PLUS, Open Apps, BLOCKCHAIN


Accepted speakers for this conference track include so far:

Inclusive Financing: Innovative Financing Systems Based on Solidarity Guarantees for Farmers

Chris Wolff, Principal Consultant, Alpha-Wolff Consulting
Integrating Across Sectors with Mobile Money

Majidul Haque, Head of Business Planning and Development Agent Banking Division, Bank Asia Limited
Digital financial inclusion of smallholder farmers and contribution to UN SDGs

Ephraim Tonya, Project Manager, R3W Project, Catholic Relief Services
Prepaid water meter system in rural Tanzania

Angela Kalambo, Program Manager, Catholic Relief Services
School fee payments, and the opportunity to digitize payments uptake in Zambia

Gilbert Lungu, Country Manager, Cellulant
Digital Payment Channels

Tosin Gbadegesin, Sustainable Development Practitioner, Centre for Sustainable Development (Cesdev)
The Role of Big Data in Promoting Financial Inclusion in Nigeria

Josephine Kibe, Market Development Officer, CGAP/Gateway Academy
Creating a Partner-Driven Sustainable Online Marketplace with Gateway Academy

Bright Schandorf Adu, Director of Farmer Services, Farmerline limited
Success Factors to Accelerate Rural Financing and Credit Access by Smallholders

Noemi Perez, President, Finance alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST)
Axiis: access and exchange for impact investment and sustainability

Taylor Yess, Women's Financial Capabilities and Inclusion (WIN) Project Officer, Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ)
The great school fee migration

Jiyoung Han, Vice President, ideas42
Behavioural Science and Testing for Financial Inclusion: DFS Usage in Developing Countries

Carlos Acero, Zambia Country Director, Innovations for Poverty Action
The Potential Payoff of Digital Wage Payments for Women and their Employers

Shashi Raghunandan, Vice President, Global Solutions, Government and Development, Mastercard
Unlocking the Potential of Digital ID

Collins Marita, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager, Mercy Corps
Comparative analysis of Smallholder farmers in Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania

Christabell Makokha, Country Director - AgriFin Accelerate Zambia, Mercy Corps - AgriFin Accelerate Program
How do I get more users on my platform?

Eric Agyei, Managing Director, MobiPay AgroSys Limited
Enhancing digital financial service and financial inclusion to rural small holder farmers

Njavwa Mutambo, CEO/CO-FOUNDER, Musanga Logistics Ltd
Mobile phones: How they are increasing delivery efficiency in Africa and financial inclusion

Caylee Talpert, VP Business Development, N-Frnds 
Driving Digital and Financial Inclusion that leaves no one behind

Geraldine O'Keeffe, Chief Innovation Officer, Software Group
Digital strategies for accelerating financial inclusion

Edward Kusewa, Senior Lecturer, St.Paul's University

Xuân-Mai KEMPF, Project Manager, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
How low cost technology can standardize and bring greater transparency to micro-insurance schemes

Filip Graovac, Deputy Country Representative, The Asia Foundation
Mobile Banking: Financial Inclusion and Economic Empowerment for the Low-income Population and Women

Joseph Kaizzi, CEO, ThinVoid
IOT and Financial Inclusion

Oswell Kahonde, Africa Regional Lead, UNCDF- Better Than Cash Alliance
Responsible Digital Payments Guidelines for Inclusive Growth & Poverty Reduction.

Zerubabel Junior Kwebiiha, Digital Financial Services Expert, United Nations Capital Development Fund - MM4P
How human centred, innovation and partnerships are being used to address agent liquidity challenges

Inoussa TRAORE, Lecturer, University Ouaga 1 Joseph Ki-Zerbo
ICT diffusion, financial inclusion and economic growth in West Africa

Bidyuth Mahalder, Chief of Party, USAID Agricultural Extension Project
A-Card: Smallholders' Access to Finance through Bank for Digital Purchase of Farm Inputs

Leah Gatt, Director of Research, Vital Wave
The Applicability of Digital Financial Services in Conflict-afflicted Environments

Diana Margareth Johannis, Livelihood Team Leader, Wahana Visi Indonesia
Empowering community through a simple saving system and its monitoring application calles ASKA

Anastasia Mirzoyants, Head of Knowledge and Learning, Well Told Story
Consumer archetypes and tailored experiences: What makes consumers tick, tag along and stick around

Jennifer McDonald, Director, Strategic Advisory, Women's World Banking
Gender Data Disaggregation: The Key to Women's Digital Financial Inclusion

Perseus Mlambo, Founder and CEO, Zazu Africa
Building a bank for Africa's future

Misozi Mkandawire-Bukali, Managing Director, Zoona Transactions Limited
Zambia Building Digital Financial Services for Women

Mwangala Mwiya, Founder, Hobbiton Investment Management
Digital Savings/Investments via Mobile Money

Abel Motsomi, Senior Information and Research Specialist, FinMark Trust
Digital financial services amongst the youth and women

Petronella Tizora, GIS Specialist, FinMark Trust / Insights 2 Impact
GIS applications in financial inclusion


Discover how ICT4D is helping in the critically time sensitive and resource-scarce humanitarian and disaster response sector.

  • Beneficiary data privacy during emergency responses
  • Cash/market based programming using ICT
  • Emerging ICT in the humanitarian response setting
  • Collaborating and data sharing with other INGOs
  • Supply chain management
  • Common humanitarian data standards across humanitarian agencies


Accepted speakers for this conference track include so far:

Sadia Khan, Cash and Market Advisor, Catholic Relief Services
Emergency response – Success and challenges with using bio matrix with RedRose for registration/distr

Alan Grundy, Technical Advisor, Catholic Relief Services
Data as a public good - considerations for the humanitarian sector

Mehret Zerihun, Senior Commodity Risk Monitor, Catholic Relief Services
ICT4D Commodity Risk Monitoring and Compliance, JEOP CRS/Ethiopia

Clare Sempebwa, Seruwagi Consultant, CERT Computer Solutions Ltd
Using the Mobile phone for disaster / risk management

Casimiro Antonio, Deputy Chief of Party, Chemonics
SMS-Based Platforms for Disaster Preparedness and Response: The Case of SIGIC in Mozambique

Jessica Robbins, Technical Advisor, Preparedness ICTs., Global Disaster Preparedness Center
An Early Impact Study of ‘What Now’ Service

Tyler Radford, Executive Director, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
Missing Maps: Putting 200 people on the world map through open source

Loek Peeters, CEO and cofounder, HumanSurge
Success and failure of a social impact start-ups seeking to enhance global surge capacity

Leonardo Milano, Senior Data Scientist, IDMC, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Multiple nontraditional data sources and techniques to identify and analyze displacement situations

Martha Janicki, (1) Program Manager and (2) Accountability Coordinator, International Rescue Committee
NeedsApp: empowering field teams to implement high-quality needs assessments in humanitarian emergency

Mary Cox, Regional Coordinator, Technology for Programs, International Rescue Committee
Programming is complex. How do you adopt software methods designed by private sector and adapt them?

Sasha Kapadia, Director, Public Private Partnerships, Mastercard
Transforming Refugee Settlements into Digitally-Connected Communities

Lily Frey, Senior Electronic Cash Transfer Officer, Mercy Corps
Become a certified digital humanitarian cash practitioner in just 5 weeks

Travis Heneveld, Director International Accounts, Motorola Solutions
Mission Critical Communications: making Radio, LTE and Broadband interoperate

Cecilia Bertolini, Protection Programme Development Manager, Norwegian Refugee Council
Protecting vulnerable and high-risk conflict affected groups through a mobile application in Colombi

Erick Ngwiri, Director of Client Solutions, Ona
Integrated Response Platform - Supporting a Coordinated Humanitarian Response in Somalia

Emily Tomkys Valteri, ICT in Programme Accountability Project Manager, Oxfam
Mobile case management & beyond: Innovating our approach to accountability and feedback loops

Nicholas Anderson, Sr Specialist, Innovation and Capacity Solutions Architect, Save the Children
Challenges and Opportunities in the use of Blockchain during Humanitarian Response

Nael Jean-Baptiste, Senior MEAL Specialist, Save the Children
Data modeling to support project design and results: the case of Nigeria’s Emergency project

Sebastian Manhart, Chief Operating Officer, Simprints
Developing Plug&Play technology stacks for the humanitarian sector

Helen James, Head of Digital, Start Network
Technology for humanitarian systems change

Ali Akram, Digital Finance Expert, United Nations Capital Development Fund
Digitizing Cash-Based Interventions for refugees

Kusum Hachhethu, Nutritionist, mVAM, United Nations World Food Programme
Chatbot for improving development programmes and humanitarian response

Les Cutter, Program Manager, Global-LMMS, World Vision International
Ensuring that Personal Data and Aid, Remain in Rightful Hands

Sajal Debnath, GIS Manager, Caritas Bangladesh
Participatory Risk Mapping for Rohingya refugees

Justin Henceroth, Team Leader, FieldSight, UNOPS
FieldSight: Monitoring Infrastructure in Complex Environments

Catherine Green, Global Program Director, Response Innovation Lab
How to make innovation succeed at the field level

Nathalie Francisque, Technical advisor 1 accountability, Catholic relief services
Automatic message tracking system for accountability into a project

Naomi Muinga, Research Officer-Health Informatics, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme
LIFE: A mobile and VR gaming platform to train health workers in low/middle-income countries



Assess the potential for ICT innovation to address development goals for improving health and nutrition outcomes.

  • Best practices and lessons learned for designing and scaling digital solutions
  • ICT for social and behaviour change and care-seeking
  • Data protection, privacy and security: challenges and solutions for healthcare
  • Digital tools and approaches for diagnosis, care, treatment and referrals
  • ICT for training, supportive supervision and quality improvement
  • Health information systems and interoperability and data for decision-making
  • Digital finance, micro-insurance and mobile money for health


Accepted speakers for this conference track include so far:

Bobby Jefferson, CTO, DAI
How to Pitch Your Digital Health Startup: Insights and Advice

Erica Layer, Chief Program Officer, D-tree International
Uber for Emergencies: Leveraging the sharing economy to support life-saving transport

Rebecca Distler, Director, Global Health Initiatives, Element, Inc.
Meeting people where they are: Mobile biometric recognition and healthcare delivery

Collecting and improving hospital data on causes of death in Ghana

Michael Koss, CEO Global Patient Portal
Health Data Monetisation - ethics, steps, consents and reasons why it is important.

Anuraj Shankar, Senior Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
OpenSRP enhancement with machine learning and artificial intelligence, and evidence of impact

Zoya Mohamed, Public Health Supply Chain Analyst, John Snow, Inc.
Game on! Building and measuring health literacy through a fun, social, interactive game

Joseph Ali, Research Scholar, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Global Mobile Phone Surveys for Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Consent

Alain Labrique, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
"3) No “silver bullet”: Shifting cooperation, completion, and refusal rates for mobile phone surveys"

Steve Ollis, Senior Digital Health Advisor, Maternal and Child Survival Program
Making the business case for digital health: Cost Models

Patrick Wanyoko, Regional Manager for Africa, MobileODT
New digital tools for strengthening cervical cancer screening through quality assurance

Ana Santos, Head of Displacement Unit, MSF
Using social media to reach and support migrants´health on the move

Sut Soneja, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, USAID
Showcasing Alternative Learning Methods Using Mobile

Rosemary Muliokela, mHealth Program Manager, WHO
mHealth for NCDS: implementation lessons learned from Zambia's mHealth for Cervical cancer program

Garrett Mehl, Scientist, World Health Organization
Hot off the press: WHO global resources for Digital Health

Chetna Chawla, Technology Director, DAI Global Health
Internet of Things: The Game changer in healthcare service delivery

Monze Rayson, Muleya PIPAT Manager, USAID DISCOVER Health Project
New approaches to using data to better program tailored outreach VMMC activities in Zambia

Ananta Prasad, Communications Officer, Practical Action
Radio Enabling Period Talk: Girls from city Slum opening the window for the rest

Nathan Barthel, Senior Manager ICT4D, Catholic Relief Services
Distributing NFI's at Scale

Mphatso Mudenda, Health Information Systems Team Lead, Centres for Disease Prevention and Control
Assessment of an electronic health record system in low resource settings


This cross-sector track will focus on: specific high-impact types of collaborations; the openness required to implement them; and practical guidance to organizations attempting to collaborate.

  • Joint or Consortium-Of-Equals Implementation of Field Programming
  • Joint Creation and Sustained Development of Open Source Technology (When Context-Appropriate)
  • Collaborative Funding Mechanisms—Implemented by Donors, Implementers and Others
  • Joint Procurement Models
  • Data Sharing Including: Assessment Data, GIS (Crisis Maps), Beneficiary Data, Other Programmatic Data
  • Join development and sharing of content, training materials
  • Infrastructure sharing (e.g. Mobile-operator connections, software platform instances, connectivity, power)
  • Protecting privacy and security of personal data under open standards and practices


Accepted speakers for this conference track include so far:

Gladys Kivati, BoP Innovation Specialist & Project Manager, BoP Innovation Centre
Lessons learned from using emerging low cost technology with smallholder Kenyan Aquaculture farmers

Jamilu Abdullahi, Senior Procurement Officer, Bureau of Public Procurement
Open Contracting As a Tool for Transparency and Development

Kathryn M Clifton, ICT4D Knowledge Management and Communication Specialist, Catholic Relief Services
Knowledge sharing for scaling digital solutions

Steve Hellen, Director, ICT4D & GIS, Catholic Relief Services
Scale Achieved! CRS’ Alignment of ICT4D Strategy and Suitable Standardization

Amy Denkenberger, Chief Information Officer, Chemonics
Practice What You Preach: Using the Principles for Digital Development to Improve From Within

Chloe Messenger, Digital Fellow, DAI Europe Ltd
Gender and digital inclusion: Innovation and collaboration for marginalised communities

Michael Downey, Director of Community, Open Source, Digital Impact Alliance
Open Source In Name Only (OSINO): What is a better model for sustainable open source in our sector?

Melissa Johns, Senior Director of Insights and Impact, Digital Impact Alliance @ the UN Foundation
Can Cross-Sector Mapping Help Us Identify Improved Development Investments

Rachel Sibande, Program Director, Digital Impact Alliance | United Nations Foundation
Cross Sector Collaboration: Demonstrating how MNO data can be used to enhance health analytics

Jennifer Schweers, Senior Engineer, Dimagi
Design sprints: Inspiring big changes in digital solutions

Dami Sonoiki, Deputy Director, GIS & Analytics, eHealth Africa
Connected Platforms: Driving collaborative use of baseline geospatial data for effective development

Erica Hagen, Director, GroundTruth Initiative
Map Kibera: learning from 8 years of community technology

David McGinty, Team Leader, Human Development Innovation Fund
Driving Greater Equity Through ICT4D Utilizing the Principles for Digital Development

Fiifi Baidoo, CTO, iSpace Foundation
Open Innovation for Smart Cities

Ayalkebet Shiferaw, Deputy Country Director, John Snow Inc.
mBrana, Mobile Phone Based Vaccine Stock Management Tool improves Decision Making in Districts

Prue Allen, Program Director, Liberty Asia
Moving Collaboration from Concept to Reality - Via Shared Technology

Ryan Fisk, Technology for Development Advisor, Mercy Corps
Unlocking Value from a Fragmented Data Landscape

Jovan Jelicic, T4D - Global Connectivity Manager, MercyCorps
WiFi provision in refugee settlements

Gertrude Namitala, Country Coordinator, OpenStreetMap Zambia
Using Open Map data to improve health and governance

Dawn Seymour, Deputy Director of Program, BID Initiative, PATH
Scaling Digital Solutions and a Culture of Data Use: Lessons Learned in Tanzania and Zambia

Mandy Dube, BID Zambia Representative, PATH
System interoperability to empower data use for action

Peter Solar, Director, Global Corporate Engagement, Technology and Life Sciences, PATH
The Components of Engaging the Tech Sector in a High-Impact, Shared Value Partnership

Bo Percival, Asia Regional Manager for Digital Development, Plan International
Speaking in Code - From Programming to Programmers

Peter Njuguna, Digital Birth Registration Advisor, Plan International Kenya
Dynamics of adhering to Principles for Digital Development in Technology-enabled interventions

Jong Gun Lee, Head of Research, Pulse Lab Jakarta - United Nations Global Pulse
Big Data Revolution for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action

Teresa Mutua, Programme Manager, Access to justice, The Kenya Section of The International Commission of Jurists
Simple ICTs for increased efficiency and accountable in delivery of justice for the public

Paul Perrin, Director and Associate Professor of the Practice, University of Notre Dame (Initiative for Global Development)
Building Bridges to Impact: Complementary ICT4D Collaborations between iNGOs and Universities

Anna Arnaudo, AAAS Fellow, USAID
Introduction of USAID's Work on Responsible Data Practice

Mary Rocheleau, Director of Engineering, VecnaCares
Leveling Up: Lessons learned transitioning from simple reporting engine to robust analytics engine

Derek Treatman, Director of Technology Solutions, Vital Wave
Coordinating Innovation in Combating Malaria

Revi Sterling, Chief of Party, USAID, NetHope, and others TBD
Connectivity and Human Capacity Requirements for Digital Development


Find out where and how ICT is contributing to raising living quality standards, community safety and security but also what challenges remain. How are we building processes of empowering the impoverished youth through up-skilling in global services? What are the necessary conditions for maturing the ecosystems that support their use in a sustainable way and how is this balanced with accessibility, affordability, cost recovery, scale and regulation? Use this information to learn how your role within the development community can influence the evolution of those ecosystems in the present development environment.


Accepted speakers for this conference track include so far:

Juddy Gitahi, Head of Business Development, Ark Digital
Digital Marketing Training: Leveraging Technology to reduce Africa's 60% Youth Unemployment

Martina Amoth, CEO, Avallain Foundation L
Digital intervention for Successful Literacy Training for Refugee and Host Communities.

Justin Keane, CEO, Camara Education
Zambia Computer Studies improvements

Faith Muange, President and founder, Catapult Studios
Data driven inclusive education

Ahmed Shoukry, ICT Manager, Catholic Relief Services
Leveraging Modern Technology for Strengthening MEAL Practices

Socially oriented ICT based learning spaces: A complimentary to the official curricula.

James Kaliisa, Artist & Rapporteur Manager East Africa, Content Connect Africa
Enhancing Digital Music Distribution Opportunities For Upcoming and Established Musicians

Kolja Wohlleben, Technology Associate, Creative Associates International
Mobile Stories in Zambia and beyond

Lillian Achom, Chief Executive Officer & Systems Analyst, eHub Uganda Ltd
Promoting accountability of education by educational institutions

Sam Rich, CEO, eLimu Elearning
Using EdTech to teach literacy to youth in Dadaab Refugee Camp

Annette Brown, Director, Chief Science Office, FHI 360
What ICT4D interventions work to improve economic growth in L&MICs: a review of impact evlauations

Daniel Bevington, Founder of Rural Coding Series, Hackers Guild
"Girls Can Code!" Technology Camp in Africa

Simon Fuchs, Measurement Advisor, International Rescue Committee
The BILLY App: IRC's Mobile platform for delivering Livelihoods Programming to Urban Refugees

Joshua Owino, Project Manager, Map Kibera Trust
Map Kibera's Open Schools Kenya Project

Arundhuti Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Mentor Together
The promise, power and pitfalls from a year-long mobile mentoring program for 200 rural Indian girls

Rodrigo Morales, Senior Development Manager, MicroMentor Mercy Corps
Mentoring for entrepreneurs through technology

Mukubi Mudukula, Program Development and Quality Assurance Advisor, Ndola Nutrition Organisation
Knowledge Transfer for Enhanced Agricultural Based Livelihoods Among Rural Women in Ndola District

Leila Toplic, Global Program Lead, NetHope
Future of Humanitarian Response: Collaboration and Innovation

Hettiyadura Fernando, Regional Digital Development Officer, Plan International Asia
Barriers are outdated!

Koen Timmers, Lecturer - Author - Researcher, XL university college
Global Learning

Ankur Bansal, Co Founder, Samagra Development Associates Private Limited
Systemic transformation of 15k+ elementary schools in Himachal Pradesh to provide quality education

Maria Berenguer Labaig, Global ICT4D Advisor, SOS Children's Villages
YouthLinks:developing employability skills through mobile platforms

Astou Thiongane, Regional ICT Advisor, SOS Children's Villages International
The Google Challenge Project: using technology to improve life, education and employment perspective

Rabecca Chipoya, Education /Child Safeguarding Advisor, SOS Children's Villages Zambia
Impact of ICTs in Education: A Case Study of Dam View Combined School, Chipata, Zambia

Craig Wilson, Professor and Director, UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health
SparkEd software addresses textbook and internet challenges in Ethiopia

Jacqueline Jere Folotiya, Lecturer and Researcher, University of Zambia, Centre for Promotion of Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Can GraphoGame be used to improve basic literacy skills in ciNyanja?

Victoria Neff, Program Officer, World Education, Inc.
The TEST App Story: Digitizing Cambodia’s EGR Standards & Strengthening Data Literacy Skills

Nicole Comforto, Director of Strategic Partnerships, World Possible
RACHEL: Connecting offline learners to the world’s knowledge