About the ICT4D Conference

The ICT4D Conference explores how Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) and data innovations are making a measurable difference in millions of peoples' lives and increasing the impact of humanitarian relief, development, and conservation programs.

Founded in 2010 by Catholic Relief Services, the Conference has grown each year to become an internationally recognized high-profile platform for NGOs, community-based organizations, private sector companies, governmental and multi-lateral agencies, investors, donors, academic and research institutions to exchange their experiences in using digital technologies and learn from each other.

Our goal is to advance global knowledge exchange and build capacity on ICT4D and digital development to drive more impactful use of technology for good.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Facilitating knowledge exchange on best practices and innovations in using digital tech as an enabler for increased quality, reach, and impact of humanitarian and development programming
  • Creating inclusive spaces for cross-sectoral learning and capacity-building with a focus on practitioners and local implementation
  • Foster partnerships in ICT4D among local and international actors (NGOs, governments, private sector organizations, research institutions, and funders)

 The 12th ICT4D Conference is returning to Accra, Ghana on March 19 & 20, 2024, with workshop days on either side.



"CRS founded the ICT4D Conference in 2010 to bring together a community of practitioners and learn from each other about how to best apply rapidly evolving digital technologies to help accelerate the end of poverty, hunger, and preventable disease. Each year I am amazed by the incredible examples of how the responsible and effective use of tech and data enable us to increase our impact at scale. 

I am particularly excited about the upcoming Conference as it will bring together the global ICT4D community in person after a long time."
Nora Lindström, Senior ICT4D Director, Catholic Relief Services


Objectives

The ICT4D Conference aims to advance global knowledge exchange and build capacity on ICT4D and digital development to drive more impactful use of technology for good.

ICT4D CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

Knowledge exchange: To create an engaging and fun atmosphere for participants to share good practices and innovations, and learn new skills.

Cross sectoral learning: To design inclusive spaces for learning across sectors and capacity building with a focus on practitioners and local implementation.

ICT4D partnerships: To foster partnerships among local and international actors - NGOs, governments, private sector, research institutions, and funders.



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