2023 Global Digital Development Forum

26-27 April 2023
09:30 - 18:00, GMT

The Global Digital Development Forum is returning for a 4th year on April 26-27, 2023. This year we will host a hybrid event, including an online conference for global participation and locally organized sessions for country-specific discussions.

This year, we are focusing on three key areas of digital development – exploring transformative questions, industry-defining discussion, new voices, creative ideas for each area:

  • Locally-led Development: What is locally-created tech? How can digital development harness local digital ecosystems? What does locally-led mean for the status quo in technology development? Where is local ICT4D successful? How can digital development foster greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility?
  • Climate Change: How does digital development respond to this mega-threat? Where are we contributing to it? Who is measuring its impact? How can we help people mitigate or adapt? Who is on the leading edge? What is working? What are they learning & doing?
  • Emerging Technologies: Can 5G increase last mile broadband Internet access? Are cryptocurrencies now relevant to developing countries? Do the risks of AI outweigh its benefits? Will sensors and Internet-of-Things improve geospatial data accuracy? How can emerging tech be useful, and not another fad?

Check out the full agenda here.