CRS ICT4D Meeting in Kigali March 27-29

Hi Everyone,

For those of you planning to be in Kigali in late March, looks like there’s another great ICT4D event happening right around the same time as the meetings we’ve been discussing. Information below in case you’re interested.





CRS Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) Conference

Creating Value Through ICT4D Partnerships: NGOs, Government and the Private Sector Innovating Together


Tuesday, March 27, 2012 (Open to all interested parties)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 (Open to CRS staff, Government of Rwanda representatives, donors and CRS local partners)
Thursday, March 29, 2012 (Open to CRS staff only)


Hôtel des Mille Collines – Kigali, Rwanda

Why: The conference will provide a space where solution providers, development practitioners, international donors and government agencies can come together and learn about successfully deployed solutions and sustainable business models with a focus on agriculture and health. We’ll look at what we have learned to date about deploying ICT4D solutions in the field and consider best practices to measure the impact of ICT4D in programming.

Who should attend: Technology solution providers; NGO directors, project managers and field staff; international donors; and local government actors from Central Africa who are interested in the application of ICT4D solutions to enhance the quality and accountability of development programs.

There is no charge to register for the conference. Out-of-town participants are to cover their travel, accommodation and visa costs. Hotel registration and visa information will be shared soon. Conference details, including information about the registration process, will be posted on this page as the information becomes available.

Would you like to present at the conference? Catholic Relief Services is accepting applications from all interested parties that would like to share experiences on March 27th. The presentations should relate to the theme of the conference. Instructions on how to apply are available separately.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Toishia Powell at