Past ICT4D Conferences

The ICT4D Conference is a dynamic multi-disciplinary gathering of 800-1000 inspiring leaders and thought-provoking speakers from public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community.

The conference engages participants from around the world to explore how digital technology is making a measurable difference in millions of people’s lives and share how they’ve used those innovations to increase the impact of their work. Highly interactive and hands-on, the conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, senior executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.



Founded in 2010 by Catholic Relief Services, the conference and has grown each year to become an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, Private Sector organizations, governmental agencies, foundations and universities to exchange their experiences in using ICT for development and humanitarian programs and learn from each other.

The most recent ICT4D Conferences were held in Kampala, Uganda (2019), Lusaka, Zambia (2018), Hyderabad, India (2017) and Nairobi, Kenya (2016).