The power of connectivity and use of technology have become some of the most consequential shifts in an individual’s behavior and in society. How are governments, donors or implementing partners leveraging simple and accessible technology to shape international development and:
Please provide a successful or failed, international development-focused application of technology within one of these three areas. Discuss what worked well, what did not work well, and lessons learned.
1. Annual Conference Panel Participation
Winning submissions will be selected to present on the "Innovative Use of Technology" panel, at the SID-Washington Annual Conference on Thursday, May 31 in Washington, DC. They will also be featured in all associated online collateral and social media.
The SID-W Annual Conference brings together current and future colleagues, competitors, funders, partners, and others for a day of discussion, debate, information exchange, and networking. Attendees include development professionals representing the private sector, NGOs, think tanks, consulting firms, government agencies, multilateral institutions, universities, and more, actively engaged in international development. This conference typically draws 800-900 people working in all sectors who come to share information and network.
2. Annual Dinner Individual Tickets
Winning submissions will also be offered two complimentary tickets to the SID-Washington Annual Dinner, a premier networking event, on Thursday, November 29 in Washington, DC.
All individual and institutional members of SID-Washington, whose membership is current at the time of submission and through the Conference on May 31st are eligible.
Disclaimer: Individual members who are currently employed by an institutional member of SID-Washington should get approval from the appropriate departments to represent their organization at the Conference.