April 25

Caroline Sargent

Maximizing Technology’s Social Impact: 10th ICT4D Conference Coming May 8-10

The 10th ICT4D Conference 2018, happening May 8-10, is the largest event of its kind in the global development sector. This year’s conference aims to map out the path for technology to make the maximum impact on improving humanitarian relief and development work.

The conference brings together over 600 ICT experts, program managers and senior executives from 80 countries, from NGO staff to academics, technology business leaders, governments and UN agencies.

The importance of the conference for Africa and beyond is reflected by the honor of Zambia’s President, H.E. Edgar Lungu, being expected to deliver the Welcome Keynote Address on May 8th 2018 at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka, Zambia.

The results of a major survey on the use, impact and challenges of ICT in the development sector will be announced at the conference. The survey results are also expected to inform the three days of presentation, discussion and networking.

Among the groups confirmed as speaking at the plenary sessions are: Facebook, the World Food Programme (WFP), DFID, Gartner Executive Programs, SAP Africa, The Great African Food Company, Farm Drive, Radiant.Earth and USAID. The conference offers six parallel conference tracks on Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Livelihoods & Education, Humanitarian Response, Digital Financial Inclusion, and Collaboration & Openness in ICT4D. Plus there will be a post-conference ICT4D Training Day on May 11 for anyone wishing to further develop their technical or program design skills.

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Caroline Sargent is Agenda Consultant at the ICT4D Conference.