The humanitarian and development community is moving from whether to use mobile technologies to how to make the most out of them. Given the recent commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, now is the opportune time to benchmark your organisation’s M4D strategy and explore what the tech future has in store to get ahead of the game.

This focussed Master-Class will discuss practical challenges, new ways of working, latest technology developments for the humanitarian and development sector, best practices and forward-looking advice. Join your peers and discover how to get the most out of mobile technology to drive innovation, funding and better support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


This Master-Class is aimed at senior professionals with M4D strategy responsibilities in civil society, government agencies, UN and multi-lateral organisations, regulators, donors, investors, networks, think tanks, research institutes and private sector service and solution providers. More details here

Benefits of attending

In just one day:

Hear from industry leaders and like-minded professionals who have navigated many of the same challenges around the use of mobile technology

Gain actionable ideas and expert advice on solving specific problems and learn how others have successfully overcome some of the obstacles you face

Discover new insights on trends in mobile solutions, funding and implementation of new technologies

Get inspiration on how to drive innovation in your organisation, secure funding, and benchmark your leadership strategies and training programmes

Go deep on the subjects that interest you most, through focussed discussions, Ask-the-expert sessions and breakout groups

Mobile for Development Master-Class Speakers include

  • Angie Lee
    Senior Analyst and Programme Manager World Food Programme
  • Amos Doornbos
    Director of Humanitarian Information Management, Strategy and Systems World Vision
  • Julia Burchell
    Senior Manager, Mobile for Development Insights GSMA
  • Joséphine Goube
    Chief Operating Officer Techfugees
  • Evert Bopp
    Founder Disaster Tech Lab Emergency Communication Services
  • Victoria Hollertz
    Senior Projects Manager, Asia BBC Media Action
  • Atish Gonsalves
    Global Learning Director Humanitarian Leadership Academy
  • Amy O’Donnell
    ICT in Programme Lead Oxfam GB
  • Dr Boonchai Kijsanayotin
    Health Systems Research Institute Ministry of Public Health Thailand
  • Dr Sharad Sapra
    Director of Global Innovation Centre UNICEF
  • Steve Rynecki
    Economic Growth Officer, Regional Innovation Advisor for Asia USAID
  • Frederic Masse
    Vice-President EMEA Deputy Head of Global Government Relations SAP
  • Stuart Worsley
    Country Director, Ethiopia Mercy Corps
  • Carlos Carrazana
    EVP & Chief Operating Officer Save the Children USA
  • Christopher Hoffman
    Regional Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs Director East Africa World Vision International
  • Jonathan Wong
    Science, Tech & Innovation Adviser United Nations ESCAP
  • Hamilton McNutt
    Program Manager, Payment Innovations NetHope
  • Gregory Adams
    Director of Aid Effectiveness Oxfam International
  • Gianluca Bruni
    Chief, IT Emergency Coordination, Telecommunications Cluster UN World Food Programme
  • Nathalie Rothschild
    Senior Logistics Officer Action Against Hunger
  • Hani K. Shannak
    Chief Operations & Services, Division of IT Solutions & Services UNICEF



  • It is good to learn how other people doing new things with emerging new technology

    Jack Aung Media Trainer, Myanmar, BBC Media Action
  • It was useful, many discussions were pertinent and up to the point

    Dulip Tillekeratne Senior Manager, Sri Lanka, GSMA
  • Summit was very useful from a content perspective and networking opportunity

    Sammy Njoe Regional Chief ICT, Thailand, UNICEF
  • Mobile innovations provided good examples

    Todd Sorenson Deputy Director, USAID Regional Development Mission, Thailand