Conference Tracks

Thank you to everyone who has applied to speak at the 11th ICT4D Conference. The Conference agenda is now in development. Please check back regularly for updates.

In the meantime please view the tabs below for a preview of topics and speakers that have been accepted at this year’s conference.

Responsible Data and Information Security
Making Data More Responsible With The Digital Principles Nick Martin TechChange & DIAL
Protecting Human Rights In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence Olivier Alais Counterpart International
Policy To Practice: Responsible Data In Action Amy O'donnell Oxfam
A Critical Step Toward Assessing And Mitigating Privacy Risks – Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) Ali El Benni Catholic Relief Services
Using Data Responsibly Rebecca Saxton-Fox USAID
Building Governmental Resilience To Information Threats Volha Damarad EAST Center
Improving Public Worker Performance Through Video-Mediated Agricultural Extension David Spielman International Food Policy Research Institute
Using Remote Sensing, Machine Learning, And Analytics For Sustainable Agriculture And Food Security Policy In Rwanda Robert Beach RTI International
A Multichannel Rural Communication Service To Engage Young Rural Talents In Guatemala Marzia Pafumi FAO
Professionalizing Rural Agriculture Cooperatives In Senegal Codou Ndiaye Dimagi
Leveraging Talking Book Technology Cliff Schmidt Amplio Network
Unlock Farmers' Access To Finance, Unlock Endless Farming Possibilities! William Luyinda Akorion Company LTD
New Developments In Technology For Agriculture Tracking Rohit Pothukuchi Verdentum Technologies Pvt Ltd
Prototyping Whatsapp For Young Digital Farmers Andrew Karlyn Mercy Corps
Agcelerant Value Chain Orchestrators Industrializing EO And Iot Into Smallholder Agriculture Pierre C. Sibiry Traore MANOBI AFRICA
Improving SDM Using Task Based Crowdsourced Data Collection Erick Ngwiri Ona
Agskilled - Lifelong Skill Building For Farmers Satish Nagaraji ICRISAT
Use Of Open Source Geospatial Tools In Micro-Planning Of Natural Resource Management Padma Keshari Sahoo Catholic Relief Services
Seed Varietal Replacement Through Digital Seed Road Maps And Catalogue Ram Kiran Dhulipala International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Designing Digital Advice For Farmers: Lessons From PAD’s Work In East Africa Emmanuel Bakirdjian Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD)
M-Access: Agri Data Management Tool Rajiv Nair Nathan Associates
Role Of Call Centre And Geospatial To Scale Up Agri Technology Response And Uptake George Vilili Farm Radio Trust
Informed Scale: Market And Cost Benefit Analysis Kathryn M Clifton Catholic Relief Services
Mechanization Technologies For Africa Jason Brantley John Deere Asia Pte Ltd
Tech, Transparency Hold Key To Inclusive Growth Frédéric Massé SAP Africa
Innovative Solutions For Advancing Global Land And Resource Rights Amy Coughenour Cadasta Foundation
Agronomy Intelligence: Combining Efficient Data Management, Prediction Models And ICT Meklit Chernet International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
It's Not About A Killer App Hillary Miller-Wise Tulaa
Insights Of Wetrace Implementation In Sub-Saharan Africa And Asia Simon Striegel Knowledge Intelligence Applications GmbH
Digital Diversity (Gender & Disability)
Global Responses To Ending Online Violence Against Women In Politics Gabrielle Bardall International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Situating Gender In Ict4d For Political Mpowerment Evelyne Wanjiku Kenyatta university
Using Data To Make Health Programming And Policies Inclusive For People With Intellectual Disabilities Kristin Srour Special Olympics
Opencrvs: A Case Study Of Using The Principles For Digital Development Edward Duffus Plan International
 Assessing The Tech-Readiness Of Two HIV Programs For Key Populations In Cameroon Siobhan Lazenby Dimagi
A Case Study In Transparency And Ethical Data Collection Lauren Gardner Reboot
The Role Of The International Development Community In Balancing Internet Access And Cybersecurity Krista Baptista DAI
Using The PDD To Design Inclusive Systems In Low-Resource Conflict Zones Ehsanullah Hassani Chemonics
How Digital Can Be A Tool For Inclusion Michael Kwizera BarefoootLaw
Mnutrition Programming For Children With Disabilities In Uganda And Zambia Lauren Hughey SPOON Foundation & Association of Religious in Uganda
Putting The User At The Heart Of The Digital Design Process: Lessons From SPRING Emma Davies SPRING Accelerator
Gender Transformative And Inclusive Digital Development Nora Lindström Plan International
Inclusive Design For Stronger Products: Zoe Hamilton OneWorld UK
Play It Forward: How Video Game Strategies Can Drive Girl-Friendly Elearning Lara Henneman International Youth Foundation
Stop Failing Women With Technology Revi Sterling USAID
From Exclusion To Empowerment: Bridging The Disability Digital Divide Olusola Owonikoko Institute of Development Studies
Towards A More Gender-Inclusive Open Source Community Maurice Sayinzoga Digital Impact Alliance
Digital Financial Inclusion
Impact Of Mobile Money Expansion In Uganda Carin Mirowitz Innovations for Poverty Action
Digitizing Dairy Farmer Data And Payments Naomi Q De Groot UNCDF PFIP
Alternative Credit Scoring Through Interactions Via Mobile Learning Martina Taverna Arifu
The Potential Of Self-Sovereign Digital ID Wallet Based On Social Validation In The Refugee Context Johannes Ebert Gravity.Earth
Augmenting Financial Inclusion By Digitizing Traditional, African Financial Systems In Order To Provide Integrated Financial Services Bernie Akporiaye MaTontine
Securing The Last Mile In Blockchain Authentication For Financial Transactions Bashar Arafeh IrisGuard UK Ltd
Addressing The Challenges Of Financial Technology In The African Context Melody Musoni EPTALEX - Rurik McKaiser Attorneys Inc
A-Card: Re-Engineering Micro-Finance In Decentralized Formal Banking Systems For Smallholder Farmers’ Access To Digital Credit Bidyuth Mahalder Helen Keller International
Developing A Digital Learning Strategy, Lessons From The Financial Inclusion Sector Josephine Kibe CGAP
Towards A Dryland Information System - Experiences And Lessons Learnt So Far Rupsha Banerjee International Livestock Research Institute
Education and Digital Literacy/Youth Engagement
Increasing opportunities for young people to develop their skills and income generation activities through ICT Md Touhidul Imran Chowdhury Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center
ICT For Learning- Transforming Children’ Future Ruxana Parvin Save the Children
Mama Goes Digital Cecilia Nanfuka St. Paul's University
Innovative Technology Empowers Rural Communities With Life-Saving Knowledge. Susan Stasi Rose Academies
Accessing Tertiary Education In Limited Resource Areas: A Solar-Powered 95/5 Offline And Online Model Carrie Bauer Education for Humanity - Arizona State University
Coding Class And Career Counseling For Public School In Cambodia Channe Suy InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia
Our Youth Virtual Assistant Maria Hycinth Umaran Plan International
Building A United Coalition For Digital Rights Advocacy Sophie Ngassa Center for Youth Education and Economic Development ( CYEED)
Taking Children, Young People And Communities Into The Digital Age Ahmed Mihaimeed SOS Children's Villages
Global Citizens In Action Wali Muhammad Jatoi Peace Education & Community Empowerment PEACE
Health and Nutrition
Community Health Toolkit: Building Open-Source Digital Health Apps Jacqueline Edwards Medic Mobile
Interactive Texting For Post-Surgical Follow-Up: Insights From A Trial In Zimbabwe Isaac Holeman Medic Mobile
State Of Global Digital Health Patricia Mechael HealthEnabled
Addressing Unmet Family Planning Need With The Dot Fertility App Ann Mullen Cycle Technologies
Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors’ Approach For Listening To The Needs And Preferences Of Adolescents Living With HIV In Nigeria Meg Langley Catholic Relief Services
Digital Reach Initiative: Moving Towards Implementation Leah Gatt Vital Wave
What’s Next? What Becomes Possible When CHW Workforces Are Mobile-Enabled? Stella Luk Dimagi
Turning Data Into Action: Improving The Usability Of Data For Decision-Making Tamara Goldschmidt BAO
On A Pathway To Scale – Lessons Learned From A Digital Health System Strengthening Approach To Improve Care Quality At Community Level In Mozambique Humberto Rodrigues Ministry of Health Mozambique
Designing With The User: Engaging Beneficiaries, Users, And Stakeholders With Limited Exposure To Digital Technology Heiko Hornung D-tree International
How ICT4D Can Shape The Future Of The HIV/AIDS Response. Jennifer Carpenter ViiV Healthcare
The Role Of Telecom In Achieving Healthcare Inclusion In Africa Criag Friderichs THINKMD
The Realities Of Creating A Data Culture Bobby Jefferson DAI
A Benefits Case For Governments To Invest In Community Mhealth Caroline Mbindyo Living Goods
Leveraging Asynchronous Teleconsultations In Medically Underserved Areas To Improve Community-Based Care Michelle Turner The Addis Clinic
Scaling Up Digital Practices For A Stronger Laboratory-Clinical Interface In Tuberculosis Care Justus Ashaba Uganda National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory
Wing Drones To Safe Lives Patrique Zaman Avy
How To Match Locations Between Datasets: Introducing Facility Match, An Open Source Global Good Richard Stanley IntraHealth International
Lessons From Formative Research, Incentive-Responsiveness, Reliability, And Consent Issues Of Mobile Phone Surveys Of NCD-Risk Factors In Lmics George Pariyo Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Humanitarian Response and Resilience
ICT Enabled Services And Products For Building Resilience And Humanitarian Response Aftab Uz Zaman Khan Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES)
Studying Effects Of Wifi Provision And Mobile Connectivity On Wellbeing Of  Displaced Populations Meghann Rhynard-Geil Mercy Corps
Health Technology Monica Oyugi VECNA CARES
Connectivity For Cloud Applications Amber Ledgerwood SES Networks
Digital Identity In Humanitarian Scenarios: ID2020, Everest, And TNP2K Pilot LPG Energy Subsidies For Indonesia's Most Vulnerable Meredith Kravitz ID2020 Alliance
People At The Heart Of Disaster Response - Airbnb Community And Innovation Kellie Bentz Airbnb
Increasing Sense Of Community Through Data Management Training With Urban Refugees In Rwanda Carleen Maitland Pennsylvania State University
Drones For Vulnerable Urban Communities Bernard Wright Geo Gecko
Real-Time Data From The Front Lines: Humanitarian Uses Of New Technology Samuel Scarpino Dharma
Uganda Open Mapping Program Geoffrey Kateregga Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
The Red Cross’ Approach To Community Based Surveillance And Technology Volunteerism Anine Kongelf Norwegian Red Cross
Nothing Can Scale Until We Change Technology Procurement Nathaniel Manning Ushahidi
Project M&E Tool For Humanitarian Response Nicola Cozza Norwegian Refugee Council
An Alternate Communication Network For Aid Agencies In Catastrophic Situations Fahim Ibrahim Plan International Sri Lanka
Case Study On Disaster Response Communication: Mass-Scale Conferencing To Give Critical Information, Reduce Suffering And Save Lives Carl Mavromichalis Converso Inc
With, By, And For Refugees: Participatory Mapping Of Uganda's Refugee Hosting Districts Tyler Radford Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
GPS Helps Refugees Access To Land Leon Liu Mercy Corps
The Cash Consortium: How Biometric Identification Can Prevent Duplication Of Efforts And Deliver Greater Programme Success Nick Bennett Simprints
Delivering Impact Through Innovation: Cases Studies From The Response Innovation Lab In Uganda And Beyond Charlene Cabot Response Innovation Lab
Use Of Technology In Post Distribution Monitoring Of Emergency Projects Aniekan Udoh Christian Aid UK
Impact Of Intentional Internet Shutdowns And Unreliable Mobile Connectivity On Women In Conflict-Strained Manipur Rohini Lakshané The Bachchao Project
Supply Chain
Supply Chain Optimization And Analytics Applications In Public Health Supply Chain Hua Ni IBM
Can David And Goliath Get Along? Exploring The Opportunities In Connecting Large ERP Systems And Mobile-Based Technologies Sarah Penniman-Morin Catholic Relief Services
Predictive Planning For Delivery At The Last Mile Delivery In Tanzania: Applying GIS And Supply Chain Optimization. Adam Rassa inSupply Health, Ltd.
Rapid Data Integration And Advanced Analytics For Improved Supply Chain Efficiency Tenly Snow Zenysis
A Primer On Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) And Our Experience Developing A Prototype Hybrid DLT And Iot Application Edward Robinson Project Balance
Adapting Global Standards To Improve Supply Chain In Health Domain Maguette Thioro Ndong PATH
Medical Supply Chain For Maternal Health In Uganda Yuehwern Yih Purdue University
Water Security: WASH and Water Resource Management

Water security is emerging as a critical issue as fresh water resources—for human consumption, agriculture, and hygiene—are impacted by pollution, over-extraction, and poor management. 

We seek submissions on ICT innovation, building partnerships and awareness in ‘digital water’ focusing on areas including:


  • ICT for water and sanitation: monitoring, analysis, management 
  • Digital payment systems for water services, water tracking
  • Water point mapping and data analytics
  • Predictive maintenance


Water Resource Management

  • Soil moisture mapping and measurement
  • Surface flow and groundwater monitoring 
  • Water efficiency and prediction and management of extreme-event (droughts, floods, disasters, etc.)
  •  Intelligent water provision


Digital Development in Uganda

We particularly welcome submissions from Uganda-based organizations and individuals highlighting examples of ICT4D across any of the themes for the 11thICT4D Conference.



Speakers have been selected with reference to the following criteria:

  • Exceptional innovation in ICT4D
  • Credibility and experience of the presenter and/or organization
  • Clarity of the submitted abstract
  • Relevance of abstract to conference themes
  • Verifiable results and impact of the program/project
  • Extent to which the program/project is replicable and scalable
  • Diversity of speaker or program end users: this includes but is not limited to gender, age, previous participation as a speaker, region speaker is based


We look forward to seeing you in Kampala in April!

The ICT4D Conference Organizing Committee