ICT4D Updates

Infographic: Digital Development Trends during COVID-19

Infographic: Digital Development Trends during COVID-19 October 2020, by Paul Wiedmaier Several digital development trends have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. While most of the world has had to go digital for work, school, and socializing – we must keep in mind the sharp digital divide that exists in the least developed countries, particularly for […]

New Podcast series

We’ve launched a podcast series, featuring weekly short interviews with global experts discussing digital development trends, innovations, and good practice. Kicking us off is Karl Lowe, on CRS agency-wide ICT priorities and strategy, or as he refers to as his “High Five Focus Areas”.   More podcasts interviews to follow here

ICT4D Conference is Going Virtual

With the global health crisis surrounding COVID-19 and travel restrictions, Catholic Relief Services and the Partner Consortium of the 12th ICT4D Conference have relocated the planned agenda content  as an online series featuring regular virtual events over several months. While featuring many of the 150+ confirmed speakers and sessions, the Virtual Edition of the ICT4D […]

ICT for Safeguarding

        The ever-growing digital world is constantly creating new risks of exploitation, abuse, and harassment of adults and children; however, this world also offers many new opportunities for organizations to improve their safeguarding efforts and practices. This webinar, part of a monthly series, discussed how digital technology can support the protection of […]

Update, March 4: Postponement of 12th ICT4D Conference in Abuja

  As COVID-19 is continuing to spread in new places across the globe, including Nigeria; and given the latest WHO guidance on top of the increasing number of travel restrictions, Catholic Relief Services has decided to postpone the 12th ICT4D Conference, planned on April 21-23, 2020 at the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria.  A new date […]

Security Lessons Learned and Good Practice in Data Protection

Recently, the ICT4D Conference and NetHope hosted a webinar on security lessons learned and good practice in data protection featuring Joel Urbanowicz, Director for Information Security and ICT Operations, Catholic Relief Services; Stuart Campo, Team Lead – Data Policy, Centre for Humanitarian Data, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); Jay L. […]

Achieving Global Water Security with Digital Innovations

  Digital technologies provide important support to increasing global access to clean and safe drinking water. Not to mention, it boosts accountability of service providers to their constituents; allows for improved/faster data informed decision making; and, enhances monitoring of WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene initiatives in urban and rural areas. This webinar, organized by CRS and […]

Watch the ICT4D Conference Showreel

   12th ICT4D Conference April 21 – 23, 2020, Abuja Nigeria   Join 200+ speakers, 800+ attendees including development and humanitarian professionals – program and country managers, technical experts, representatives of governmental, non-governmental and private sector organizations and meet individuals from 400+ organizations and 80 plus countries for 3 days of networking and knowledge […]

Why should you attend the 12th ICT4D Conference?

The 12th ICT4D Conference is coming to West Africa April 21 – 23, 2020, Abuja, Nigeria. Here’s why you should attend. The ICT4D Conference is where the global digital development community builds the future. Since the inception of the ICT4D Conference, thousands of participants have used this forum as an opportunity to step back from […]

Transforming Agriculture Through Digital Financial Innovations

  Digital innovation in rural financial services has the potential to be a game changer for achieving sustainable agriculture and global growth. Smallholder farmers and small enterprises in developing countries often lack the required investment capital and access to financial services, as well as the digital and financial literacy necessary for success. This webinar, organized […]