2018 Sponsors

Plantinum Sponsors

 

Deere & Company is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich, and build upon the land to meet the world’s constantly increasing need for food, fuel, clothing, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality, built on a tradition of integrity.

In 1962, we made our first investments in Africa and have been supporting African farmers for over 50 years by investing in dealerships across the continent and branch operations in South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. Efforts that have been enhanced by the 2013 addition of a Regional Distribution Centre for parts situated in Johannesburg. For more information, visit www.deere.com

 

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 378,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

 

Gold Sponsors

CEC Liquid Telecom has become the preferred wholesale broadband connectivity telecommunications company, both at a national level and within the region.

Incorporated in May 2011, CEC Liquid Telecom is a joint venture between Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) and Liquid Telecommunications Holding Limited (Liquid Telecom). CEC Liquid Telecom has constructed a fibre optic network spanning over 6,000 Km within Zambia alone, covering all major cities in the country and providing them with an opportunity to tap into high speed world-class FTTH and 4G LTE internet connectivity.

Through its ambitious infrastructure development CEC Liquid Telecoms now delivers international services into Zambia over six fully diverse/protected terrestrial fibre to London served over 4 diverse subsea cables. This gives its customers the differentiated customer experience that they enjoy.

CEC Liquid Telecom has a direct peering and access to Google and Akamai content (biggest content provider in the world), making it the fastest internet link to most high traffic sites such as Google, YouTube, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple etc.

CEC Liquid Telecom, Building Zambia’s digital future! For more information, https://zambia.liquidtelecom.com/

 

QED works globally with the public and private sectors to improve their performance and manage results. We combine innovative, evidence-based solutions with organizational development to drive efficiencies.

Leveraging our proven experience and unique capabilities, we make complex data insightful and actionable. We are experts in monitoring, evaluating, assessing and training across sectors, such as health, security, agriculture, economic growth, governance and education. For more information, visit www.qedgroupllc.com

 

Great missions deserve great technology. Salesforce.org puts the world’s best technology into the hands of non-profits and schools so they can create more impact. With Salesforce for non-profits, you can gain a 360-degree view of your organization, from fundraising and programs to marketing and engagement. For more information visit, www.salesforce.org/nonprofit

 

Silver Sponsors

 

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture Development Partnerships works with leading international development organizations to address the world’s social, economic and environmental issues. By delivering the power of Accenture’s global capabilities and experience, we help our clients develop sustainable, innovative and market-based solutions to maximize value while driving measurable impact. For more information visit www.accenture.com/adp

 

Barclays Africa Group Limited (‘Barclays Africa Group’ or ‘the Group’) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups. As of June 2017, Barclays PLC is a minority shareholder in Barclays Africa Group.

Barclays Africa Group offers an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance. We are strongly positioned as a fully local bank with regional and international expertise.

Barclays Africa Group is represented in 12 countries, with approximately 40 000 employees.

The Group’s registered head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa and owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. The Group also has representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria.

For more information, visit www.barclaysafrica.com

 

Founded in 1975, Chemonics is an international development consulting firm. In 76 countries around the globe, our network of approximately 4,000 specialists share a simple belief: those who have the least deserve our best. So we pursue a higher standard every day to help clients, partners, and beneficiaries achieve results. Where Chemonics works, development works. Fore more information, visit www.chemonics.com

 

Founded in 2002 out of Harvard and MIT, Dimagi is a leading social enterprise that develops software to improve service delivery in underserved communities. Dimagi operates on the foundation that mobile solutions are key to improving the quality and efficiency of global development programs. Dimagi’s software platform, CommCare, is the world’s most powerful mobile data collection solution. Using CommCare, organizations build mobile apps that improve the quality and efficiency of services in the most remote corners of the world. Today, CommCare is used across sectors, supporting more than 600 projects in over 60 countries.

In 1969 Esri was founded to help solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. We do so by supporting our users’ important work with a commitment to science, sustainability, community, education, research, and positive change. We support organizations everywhere with ArcGIS, the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology platform available. Esri software is used by more than 350,000 public and private organizations, 7,000 colleges, universities and primary schools, and 13,000 nonprofits. ArcGIS applies The Science of Where to connect everyone, everywhere through a common visual language. It combines mapping and analytics to reveal deeper insight into data. Esri Users Create the Maps that Run the World. For more information, visit www.esri.com

Bronze Sponsors

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories. For more information, visit www.fhi360.org.

 

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

 

Tetra Tech International Development Services empowers local communities and improves livelihoods through innovative and sustainable solutions for global development. For more information, visit www.tetratech.com


Vital Wave is an international professional services firm specialized in the design and implementation of large-scale digital solutions in low- and middle-income countries. As strategic investments are made in technology to drive social and economic impact, Vital Wave works with the private sector, development community, and national governments to provide end-to-end services to help these solutions achieve national or international scale. The firm takes a private-sector and human-centered design approach to create sustainable digital solutions across industries such as health, finance, agriculture, and education. For more information, visit www.vitalwave.com

Regional Sponsors

 


Akros is a small, woman-owned business located in Lusaka, Zambia. Akros establishes data-driven, technologically appropriate information systems to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged communities. Akros works hand-in-hand with government to develop and implement solutions which ensure ownership and sustainability. In WASH, Akros revolutionized data collection and use through development of a village-level surveillance system that captures real-time data and drives information down to stakeholders and change-agents through robust feedback loops. The Akros team applied these same principles to develop systems for monitoring land tenure, IRS structure tracking for malaria prevention, school-based sanitation and student performance, and participation of AYGW through HIV programs. For more information, visit www.akros.com

 

Internet Sponsor

CEC Liquid Telecom has become the preferred wholesale broadband connectivity telecommunications company, both at a national level and within the region.

Incorporated in May 2011, CEC Liquid Telecom is a joint venture between Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) and Liquid Telecommunications Holding Limited (Liquid Telecom). CEC Liquid Telecom has constructed a fibre optic network spanning over 6,000 Km within Zambia alone, covering all major cities in the country and providing them with an opportunity to tap into high speed world-class FTTH and 4G LTE internet connectivity.

Through its ambitious infrastructure development CEC Liquid Telecoms now delivers international services into Zambia over six fully diverse/protected terrestrial fibre to London served over 4 diverse subsea cables. This gives its customers the differentiated customer experience that they enjoy.

CEC Liquid Telecom has a direct peering and access to Google and Akamai content (biggest content provider in the world), making it the fastest internet link to most high traffic sites such as Google, YouTube, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple etc.

CEC Liquid Telecom, Building Zambia’s digital future! For more information, https://zambia.liquidtelecom.com/