Update 4/21/20: Session submissions have closed for the 2020 Global Digital Development Forum.

The Global Digital Development Forum will feature:

  • Keynote Presentations on transformative digital development topics of global importance
  • Lightning Talks that showcase new ideas or focused learning on ICT4D success and failures in quick, fast-paced presentations
  • Breakout sessions featuring lively debates on key contested issues or interactive roundtable discussions that explore complex deployment challenges
  • Workshops and skill-building sessions with practical, hands-on exercises and approaches
  • Vendor demonstrations of new solutions and key innovations ready for rapid deployment

All session leads will receive dedicated training in online learning from TechChange to ensure an engaging virtual event.

Session Topics

  • Digital Health: COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, Mother & Child, Family Planning, Health Workforce, Supply Chain
  • EduTech: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Adult, Informal, and Digital Literacy and Skills
  • AgriTech: Smallholder Farming, Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture, and their Value Chains
  • Digital Economy: Digital Financial Services, Digital Identity, Agency and Inclusion
  • eGovernment: Community Engagement, Elections, Activism, Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Response: Natural disasters, Conflict/post-conflict
  • Responsible Data: Collection, Analysis, Presentation, Risks, and Protections

We expect a COVID-19 Digital Response theme in many non-health sessions, featuring learning from past interventions with SARS/MARS, Ebola, HIV, and other viral infection epidemics.

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