The agenda for the 10th ICT4D Conference 2018 is currently in development.

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 organizing committee is accepting presentation submissions on truly cutting-edge ICT innovations and applications for conference tracks including:


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

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

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

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

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

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.

Call for Speakers
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