Past 2019 Sponsors

Platinum 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

Microsoft Philanthropies’ Tech for Social Impact brings together our donations, grants, sales, and partner ecosystem to empower nonprofits and development organizations globally to address society’s most challenging issues. Tech for Social Impact is focused on bringing the power of technology to every nonprofit and humanitarian organization to accelerate social impact.  Learn more at

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


Changemakers creating a better world should have the tools and technology to make this happen. Technology is the most powerful equalizer of our time, providing access to data, knowledge, and–above all–connections. gets our technology in the hands of nonprofits, educational institutions, and philanthropic organizations so they can connect with others and do more good. As a social enterprise, the more missions our technology supports, the more we invest back into technology and communities, creating an endless circle of good. We’re here to help; visit us at

Gold Sponsor

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

Silver Sponsors


The Digital Impact Alliance’s vision is a world in which the underserved benefit from digital technology. We are committed to identifying the most effective and efficient digital solutions to speed the delivery of services to reach more people and position countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. DIAL also stewards the Digital Principles. The Digital Principles are nine living guidelines designed to help digital development practitioners integrate best practices into their technology-enabled programs, no matter the organization’s size, sector, specialty or geography. To learn more about DIAL, visit:; to learn more about the Digital Principles, visit:



At Dimagi, we believe there is a better way to provide services to those in need. We are changing the way frontline services are delivered by providing our customers with better data and giving their workforce new tools to improve services. Our technology, CommCare, is the world’s most powerful mobile data collection platform. With CommCare, organizations build mobile apps that improve the quality and efficiency of services in the most remote corners of the world. Today, we are working in over 60 countries across 500 projects.


Dharma Platform empowers teams with the insights needed to make better decisions, faster. Our robust, secure, customizable technology enables users to rapidly design, implement and scale mobile data collection, regardless of connectivity or language, on any device, on or offline. With real-time analytics, staff tracking, and data interoperability, Dharma Platform makes it easier for organizations to measure and demonstrate their impact to partners and donors with less time, effort, and cost.

Headquartered in Washington D.C., with teams in Europe and Asia, Dharma Platform is being used in some of the world’s toughest places to track crucial supplies, secure sensitive information and medical records, and manage performance. This includes post-conflict reconstruction in Iraq, the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, the humanitarian catastrophe inside Syria, and the nutrition crisis in the Sahel.

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. For more than 60 years, we’ve used evidence and data to achieve impact. Our international development researchers and practitioners design and implement programs across a wide range of sectors to help low- and middle-income countries and communities address complex problems and improve the lives of their citizens. Working with local partners and stakeholders, our solutions promote sustainability, self-reliance, and success at scale.

Tetra Tech is a leading, global consulting firm providing practical and sustainable international development services. We have more than 40 years of development experience and use an integrated approach focused on empowering local communities and leveraging private investment to create a safer, more prosperous world for all. We serve various development clients, including government agencies in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia as well as multilateral development banks and the private sector. visit

Bronze Sponsors


Ecobank Uganda, a subsidiary of a Pan African independent banking group- Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, opened its doors in Uganda in 2008. With presence in 33 countries across Africa, Ecobank’s mission is to Build a world-class Pan-African bank and contribute to the economic development and financial integration of Africa. The Vision is to provide its retail and wholesale customers with convenient, accessible and reliable financial products and services

With a network of 12 branches, 36 offsite ATMs, a robust internet banking system and several point of sale in Uganda, Ecobank boosts as a technologically savvy bank that continues to enhance its service delivery. Ecobank is a full-service bank providing wholesale, retail, investment and transaction banking services and products to individuals, governments, financial institutions, multinationals, international organizations, medium, small and micro businesses with a strong focus on digital.


Fondation Botnar is a Swiss foundation established in 2003 with the core purpose of improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people in growing urban environments around the world. To achieve this, Fondation Botnar acts as a catalyst, connecting diverse partners and investing in solutions that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and digital innovation.

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QED Group is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in nearly 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making. Learn more at

For more information, contact: Jennifer Leopold,


SkyVision is a global provider of satellite communications and managed network services. SkyVision delivers satellite, terrestrial and wireless broadband communication with special emphasis in Africa. Today, SkyVision designs, aggregates, builds and deploys communication networks for enterprises, government and non-government organizations, energy markets and telecommunications companies.

The majority of SkyVision services are facilitated by its own engineers and utilizing its own telecommunications infrastructure. The infrastructure consist of central components and hubs situated at its two world-class technical centres and teleports in Backnang, Germany and Leuk, Switzerland. SkyVision supports hundreds of customers with thousands of sites in Africa and around the world.


Regional Sponsor

Fenix International is an energy and financial services company transforming customers’ lives through access to clean power and inclusive financing. Fenix’s flagship product is an expandable, pay-to-own solar home system financed via ultra-affordable installments of as little as $0.16 per day. Fenix has sold more than 400,000 systems in Uganda, Zambia, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, and Nigeria, reaching over 1.5 million people with clean energy. In 2017, Fenix announced that it was joining forces with ENGIE, one of the world’s largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy, with plans to bring power and financing to millions more customers across Africa.

Internet Sponsors

Airtel Uganda is one of the leading telecommunication service providers in Uganda. Its offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless voice, data services and mobile commerce through ‘Airtel Money’.

Simplifi Networks is one of East Africa’s leading Distributors of networking and communications equipment.

A Master Distributor for some of the world’s most popular brands, Simplifi Networks offers the best choice of products, impartial advice and industry leading support across East and Central Africa.

Born in 2014, Simplifi Networks has developed a network of offices in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, strategically placed and staffed by some of the most talented teams in the region.

Simplifi Networks is recognized as a full-service solution provider, offering a wide choice of equipment to fulfil the requirements of even the most demanding and discerning operators. From Urban Hot Spot deployments to high capacity Cross Country Backhaul, Simplifi Networks provides solutions literally from the ground up. Find out more