Although deployment of information and communications technology (ICT) is increasing worldwide, the gap between those who have meaningful access and those who do not continues to widen. The Technology Track engages members who are working to bring tech-based solutions to new challenges and communities. ICTs create opportunities to scale interventions that increase our ability to deliver socially and environmentally beneficial solutions and intervene in the spread of epidemics, extremism, and drivers of poverty. Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) members in this Track share insights and expertise from the technology field while working across Tracks to leverage technology for sustainable development.

2016 Focus Areas

  • Building Capacity through Tech Tools
  • Creating a Shared Understanding of ICT4D
  • Creating Opportunity for Girls and Women through Technology
  • Driving Internet Access in Underserved Areas
  • Mobile Solutions (Including mHealth, mEd, and Mobile Finance)
  • Tech Skills for Employment and Entrepreneurship

Highlights

In 2015, CGI deepened its engagement with companies interested in applying their useful new technologies to global challenges and created opportunities for tech innovators to join international development practitioners in solutions-oriented discussions. Together, CGI members explored opportunities generated by the addition of ICTs to international development projects, such as enabling real-time market pricing for smallholder farmers, creating greater efficiency in disaster response through cloud-based solutions, and increasing access to financial opportunity via mobile-based engagement. CGI members also continued to focus on closing the gender gap, particularly through expanded access to mobile technology. In addition, the Track helped members gain information on how technology can be used to collect and utilize data and drive greater monitoring and evaluation capabilities.

Selected Commitments

Relief Innovation Before, During, and After Disaster
Commitment by: Box, Inc.
Commitment Partners
: Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.; DocuSign, Inc.; JCodeScience; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; Nethope, Inc.; Okta Ad; Operation Hope, Inc.; Salesforce.com Foundation; Start Network; Team Rubicon; Twilio

In 2015, Box committed to work with a network of partners to increase efficiency in disaster response by creating cloud-based content management platforms for relief organizations. Read more »

Groundwater: Data to Drive Action Toward Sustainability
Commitment by: Qlik Technologies 
Commitment Partners
Circle of Blue; Columbia Water Center; Pacific Institute; Twitter, Inc.; University of California, Irvine

In 2015, Qlik and its partners committed to create dashboards and visualizations that display the groundwater supplies and related water flows in California and the American West in order to help inform and impact important water decisions such as allocation, policy changes, pricing, crisis response, and infrastructure. Read more »

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