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Uganda to host ICT4D conference next month

All is set for the 11th Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference at Speke Resort Munyonyo starting April 30.

The meet brings together hundreds of public, private and civil society organizations, eager to share practical insights on applying digital technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.

NetHope, a consortium of global non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that specializes in improving IT connectivity among humanitarian organizations in developing countries is the main strategic partner for the conference.

NetHope has been building an information superhighway in several part of rural Uganda, with funding from USAID, aimed to bridge the gap in digital communication.

According to Tim Timbiti, the program manager for USAID, participants at the conference will benefit from access to information as well as learn the best digitization practices in rural areas and refugee settings.

“We thrive on access to information,” he said. “Human beings benefit from access to information and we plan to forge ways of extending these opportunities to refugees.”

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