Webinar Series

Monthly ICT4D Webinar Series with

Development, humanitarian, and technology experts from public, private and civil society explore vital themes around the application of digital innovations and the responsible use of data – in a learning environment that is both inspiring and informative.

Our inclusive webinars are designed to provide practical and actionable advice, featuring short case studies and interactive Q&A sessions that will last for one hour.



Tuesday June 8 – 7-8am PT, 10-11am ET, 3-4pm GMT

Programing at a distance and the increased use of digital solutions during the pandemic have created an even stronger need for organizations to skill up internally and support their implementing partners.

ActionAid, CRS, IREX, and the Maternity Foundation will share their lessons learned from the past year on developing and implementing digital skill frameworks and trainings for colleagues or partners, and discuss barriers of virtual learning.

Digital skills

  • What digital skills are needed? Updating agency-wide knowledge management and digital learning
  • Trends in capacity building, skill standards, and tools to support digital skills training.

Inclusive Virtual Learning

  • What have we learnt about digital inequalities – around access, affordability, readiness – in virtual learning during the COVID-19 crisis?
  • How does the move into online learning tend to exacerbate exclusion? And what can we do to mitigate this?


  • How are we redefining roles and skills within one organization?
  • How to ensure virtual collaborations are not a one-off due to COVID-19, and that current plans for virtual learning and collaboration continue to empower local teams and partners?



Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa, Director, Head of Digital and Technology, ActionAid

Coniqua Abdul-Malik, Manager for Learning Design and Capacity Building, Catholic Relief Services

Nanna Sten Andersen, Educationalist and Clinical Trainer, Maternity Foundation

Jesus Melendez Vicente, Senior Technical Advisor, Data and Digital Development, IREX





View Recordings of Past ICT4D Webinars:


Skills and Standards for a Digital Workforce

COVID-19 Health Data Management and Exchange 

Designing digital tools for COVID-19 response for and with the User

Donor Panel on Data Protection Priorities and Expectations

Tailoring Malaria Interventions during COVID-19

Supporting Farmers with Low-Cost Digital Tools During COVID-19

Digital Tech to Help Fight COVID-19 Misinformation

Lessons learned from Digital Applications for Disease Monitoring and Preparedness

Digital ID: Closing the Identity Gap, March 17, 2020

ICT for Safeguarding, February 25, 2020

Security Lessons Learned and Good Practice in Data Protection December 10, 2019

ICT for WASH: Achieving Global Water Security with Digital Innovations November 12, 2019

Transforming Agriculture Through Digital Financial Innovations, October 08, 2019

Key Takeaways from the 11th ICT4D Conference Part Two, July 09, 2019

Key Takeaways from the 11th ICT4D Conference Part One, June 25, 2019

Fighting Malaria with the Help of Digital Technologies, April 16, 2019

Responsible Data: From Legislation to Organizational Behavior, March 12, 2019

Using Digital Tech to Support Humanitarian Logistics, February 12, 2019

Digital Financial Tools for Humanitarian Response, December 18, 2019

AI and Machine Learning in Health Programs, November 20, 2018

Rise of platforms in ICT4D, October 16, 2018

ICT4D at scale, September 11, 2018

Key take-aways from 10th ICT4D Conference, June 12, 2018

Discover AI and Machine Learning for Aid and Development, March 20, 2018

Digital Innovations for Humanitarian Response, February 20, 2018

Blockchain for Development: Moving from Hype to Reality, January 16, 2018

Taking Action on Data, December 19, 2017

Empowering Youth Through ICT4D Programs, November 14, 2017

ICT4Ag:The New Technologies That Will Achieve Food Security, October 17, 2017

The Potential and Promise of ICT4D Partnerships, September 19, 2017


To suggest a topic or speaker for a future ICT4D webinar, please email Sonja Ruetzel, ICT4D Conference Manager.


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