Organizing Partners

The 11th ICT4D Conference is organized by a consortium of the following organizations:

LEAD:

 

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

 

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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 31 countries. For more information, visit www.nrc.no

 
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From our founding in 1975, Chemonics has worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries to solve the world’s toughest development challenges. Today, we reimagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. We take a promising new way of powering a village in Kenya and adapt it to a village in Colombia. We embrace project management as a discipline, not an afterthought, so our clients get maximum impact for minimum risk. And we think big, about applying lessons learned across all of our projects, about bridging the gap between segregated technical fields, and about forging partnerships that unite the world’s best minds to solve its toughest problems. Our global network of more than 5,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, because where Chemonics works, development works. Fore more information, visit www.chemonics.com

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. We have empowered people in over 122 countries to survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good. For more information, visit www.mercycorps.org

 

For more information, visit www.nudipu.org

 

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners – since 1937.

We see clear links between fulfilling children’s rights, achieving gender equality and ending child poverty. Every girl and boy has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued and respected in their own community and beyond.

In over 70 countries across the world, we support these rights from when children are born to when they reach adulthood, inspiring and empowering children and communities to create long-lasting change.For more information, visit www.plan-international.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

 

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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