Organised by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), is designed to be a forum for sharing innovative mobile solutions to build the resilience of communities across Africa, Latin America and Asia. The conference seeks to focus on the ways technology assists in building resiliency within developing communities and enables them to reduce vulnerabilities and mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in ways that promote the health and wellbeing of its members. Solutions that have the potential to scale across geographies and/or programme sectors are of particular interest. The conference will explore the partnerships that have been formed to accelerate their adoption and the business models that have been developed to sustain them over time.
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A number of conference slots have been reserved for case study presentations, demonstrations, and ICT4D solution workshops by technology firms and their partners. Catholic Relief Services invites non-governmental organisation staff, donors, educators, government representatives, and technology solution providers interested in enhancing the quality and accountability of development and relief programmes through ICT4D solutions to apply. Interested applicants should submit an abstract (300 words or less) of their proposed presentation by December 31, 2013.