About Us / A Global Forum of Opportunity

ICT4SDG is committed to leveraging technology around Business solutions and initiatives for sustainable development and related causes.

ICT4SDG Ltd is a non-profit organization which recognizes the power of communication technologies in facilitating the flow of information between public and private sectors, and with the use of innovative applications, ICT4SDG Ltd aims to promote knowledge exchange, technical co-operation and capacity-building for sustainable development. ICT4SDG lays emphasis in providing viable ICT services for sustained and inclusive economic growth in an enabling environment, to re-affirm good governance and democracy.

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THE INTERNATIONAL ICT SUMMIT / VENUE AND DATE (TBC)

Our immediate objective is the staging of an International ICT Summit around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

The event will take place at a strategic UK venue and date – to be confirmed soon.

With the support of UNICEF and other United Nation Agencies, ICT4SDG is organizing an International IT summit where key stakeholders from across the globe (strong focus on Africa) will deliberate on making in-roads using relevant ICT strategic approaches around business initiatives to attain the set targets for the sustainable development goals as outlined by the United Nations.

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SPONSOR THIS EVENT / Promote Your Brand

This Summit will be marketed to many appropriate key government departments as well as leading industry figures and corporations. Sponsor this Summit and benefit from an array of opportunities that will include keynote speaker slots.

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Keynote Speakers / More To Follow

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This Event and The SDG's / Why is ICT fundamental to the SDG's?

GettyImages_480818649Between 2005 and 2014 the number of mobile subscriptions rose by 445% in developing countries. Whilst this does not necessarily amount to the same number in terms of people owning handsets, such a trend indicates that more and more people in low and middle income countries will own handsets year-on-year. This provides an opportunity like we have never had before that enables more people to become empowered by access to vital information that can improve wellbeing for millions. More

No poverty

We Live in an age where access to accurate and real-time information has now become so fundamental to living standards. Enabling those who live in poverty with access to the most basic forms of real-time data can make a huge difference to their living, providing them with an essential tool for them to build and sustain better living standards. More

zero hunger

There are countless ways that ICT can help to achieve food security and help in sustainable agriculture. For example, small farmers in remote regions can now afford insurance against adverse weather conditions that is often the cause of damaging crops. More

Good healthThe most vulnerable people who lack basic health care are those living in remote regions where doctors and skilled medical staff are scarce. Mobile devices including phones can now offer not only essential information that helps people manage their health, they can help diagnose symptoms that are possibly deadly, yet preventable if treated at an early stage. More

TheBoys1Similar to health care, people in in remote regions are the most deprived in terms of education resources as schools and teaching professionals are scarce. It is now possible and has been for a few years for people to now improve their reading and numeracy using applications that can be accessed using only 2nd generation phones. More

 

gender equalityThere is ample evidence that by giving women access to vital information for their living and working needs, increases GDP in various ways. Providing necessary resources so that an increasing number of women have access to such data inevitably benefits their children in many ways that includes education and health, thereby benefiting their nation’s present and future economy. More

 

Clean waterBy far the biggest killer in terms of child mortality, stagnant drinking water is responsible for 8 million children losing their lives each year. Maintenance of wells and boreholes requires effective infrastructure that ensures they are maintained and managed to provide clean drinking water 365 days a year. More

As illustrated with Goals 1-6, ICT is a major factor for the successful achievement of the SDG’s. Embracing technology as a fundamental part of planning and implementing programs for the purpose of improving people’s wellbeing will ensure a most effective and efficient outcome. Nations now have a unique opportunity to leapfrog traditional expensive infrastructure models and fast-track their policies that will bring prosperity and hope to their people.

The options available to policymakers with solutions that make 'bankable' projects Effective and necessary measures that will encourage software providers to invest in developing countries Reducing power outages with the use of smart sensors built into existing infrastructure Utilising technology to ensure everyone has access to learning materials Ensuring everyone including those in remote areas have access to essential information Equipping small farmers with essential information and services that helps provide consistent and better crops Harnessing power from solar and household generators to provide consistent power supply Getting regions connected with practical measures Utilising technology to assist in providing clean drinking water Increasing banking and credit facilities for individuals and businesses Practical solutions that can be made available for the most vulnerable Enhancing accountability and transparency with effective systems
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