The 2020 Global Digital Development Forum was inspired by the ICTworks post, Coronavirus Canceled Your Conference – Let’s Organize a Virtual Event, which led to a vibrant discussion on how we could develop a virtual ICT4D conference.

From that conversation emerged the desire to build on previous USAID Digital Development Forums in Ghana, India, El Salvador, Zambia, and the United States and expand both the focus and participation beyond any specific donor or country, to include a global audience of LMIC practitioners.

The 2022 Global Digital Development Forum is organized by USAID, Chemonics, Deloitte, DAI, CARE, Palladium, Digital Impact Alliance, and TechChange around major themes important to international development with a variety of staff supporting this event.

The 2022 GDDF Organizing Committee Staff included the following:


John O’Bryan, Knowledge & Insights Lead

Mingo Roberts, Knowledge & Insights Specialist


Manisha Aryal, Global Practice Lead for Digital Development

Eugénie Lund-Simon, Digital Development Senior Specialist


Wayan Vota, Digital for Development Lead

Courtney Keene, Manager, Global Public Sector Strategy


Nick Martin, Founder and CEO

Sheerin Vesin, VP, Business Development

Kristen Weymouth, Senior Project Manager, Events

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