ICT4D: Building a career in digital development
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 10am EDT (GMT-4)
The use of Information and Communications Technology for development (ICT4D) is one of the most buzzed-about topics across the industry. Connecting people, providing better information, informing policy decisions - ICT has fast become an invaluable tool for addressing development challenges.
And while it’s clear that as a development practitioner you must incorporate technology into your work, how to actually do so isn’t as well defined. The good news is, this grey space is creating a swell of exciting opportunities for tech-savvy individuals to build non-traditional development career paths. Are you one of them?
Whether you’re already working in digital development, or just want to learn more about ICT4D, you won’t want to miss this webinar. During the session we’ll cover:
- Available ICT4D opportunities
- Types of employers to look for in this sector
- Essential skills for an ICT4D career
- Broader industry trends impacting this career path
- Your questions about ICT4D
Register now to join us!
Featured Guest Speakers:
Senior Mobile Advisor, FHI360
Wayan Vota is Senior Mobile Advisor at FHI 360's TechLab and co-creator of ICT4Djobs, an online hub for opportunities to use technology skills in international development. He is a digital development entrepreneur at the forefront of utilizing new and emerging technologies to magnify the intent of communities to accelerate their social and economic development. In his 20+ years of international experience, Wayan was senior staff at Development Gateway, Inveneo, Mercy Corps, IESC Geekcorps, and consulted with Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, PricewaterhouseCoopers, USAID, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Government of Jordan, and was a board member of VSO International. He is also co-founder of Kurante, ICTworks, Technology Salon, Fail Festival, MERL Tech, JadedAid, ICT4Drinks, OLPC News, and EduTech Debate.
Senior Director & Editor, Careers and Recruiting, Devex
Kate Warren is the senior director and editor of careers and recruiting content at Devex. With more than a decade of international development recruitment experience working with international NGOs, consulting firms and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.
Get Your Questions Answered
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