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ICT Solutions for Development

The potential to enhance relief and development effectiveness and impact through information and communication technology (ICT) is vast. But what works?

This one-day event at the AED Conference Center in Washington, DC, brought together NGO practitioners, donors and private sector technology providers to examine ICT solutions that have been increasing the impact of relief and development efforts worldwide. Sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, Accenture, and Intel, the event featured presentations, displays and demonstrations of ICT solutions.

What was discussed?

Track 1: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Agriculture and Markets
Track 3: Distance Learning and Extension
Track 4: Health

What were the goals?

For NGO and other program practitioners:

  • To learn how other practitioners are using ICT to achieve greater programming impact
  • To understand the technologies available for field adaptation and use

For donors:

  • To meet the innovators in ICT applications and programs
  • To understand how ICT can increase program impact

For follow-up information about this event, please email: ICT4D@global.crs.org