What is the GDD Summit?

For three days, policy makers, executives, government representatives, NGO management, data scientists, digital health technologists and others will showcase real life case studies of life improvement through digitization, explore in depth new and emerging technologies, and provide insights into harnessing the power of data to enable thriving societies. 

Join this community to learn or help others understand how we can tackle challenges in the public health and international humanitarian and development sectors with technology-enabled solutions.

The summit format features plenary and breakout sessions, panel discussions, virtual Happy Hour, and optional DHIS2 Training on Aggregate Analytics. Sessions will span the globe from 13:00 CET / 07:00 EST to 17:00 CET / 11:00 EST featuring peers demonstrating how cutting edge technologies are being used for development in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Americas.

Why attend?

Take a look at why you should attend the summit. 

Informative expert speakers

Interact with and learn from our seasoned speakers

Connect and network

Meet and network with other members of the digital health and development community

Develop new skills

Expand your knowledge and find solutions to problems

Continued learning

All lectures and sessions are held online and you can access them from anywhere and anytime after the summit is finished. Leave the Summit with a better understanding of how digital solutions are being used in creative ways to solve challenges in the global health and development community


Attend from anywhere

This years conference is going to be held online due to global circumstances. Join us on Hopin!

DHIS2 Aggregate Analytics Training

Join us for DHIS2 Aggregate Analytics training, taking place on April 30, 2021 from 09.00 - 17.00 CET. This course is aimed at any user wanting to learn more about DHIS2 analytics for the aggregate data model in DHIS2 to gain experience viewing data for programmatic decision making, reporting, and analysis. This training is optional, and you can chose between attending the GDD Summit, the training, or both!

Call for speakers

We want to hear from you! Submit an abstract for a chance to present your work at the Virtual Summit.

submit an abstract


Take a look at different options we offer, and join the online experience.

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Standard Ticket
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  • All lectures
  • Networking
  • Virtual Happy Hour
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Premium Ticket
  • All lectures
  • Networking
  • Virtual Happy Hour
  • Full participant list
  • One-day DHIS2 Training on Aggregate Analytics
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Training Only Ticket
  • One-day DHIS2 Training on Aggregate Analytics

GDD Summit goals

Our goal for this event is to bring together key members of the development community who are using or desire to use digital solutions to address the health and development problems being faced worldwide. If this event helps just one person more successfully implement a solution that betters lives in their community, the event will be a success.


Jay Goulden
CARE International Secretariat
“The 2019 GDDSummit was a great opportunity to learn from other organizations innovating in technology in service of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as to connect with people struggling with many of the same challenges we are in CARE. As a speaker at the event, it was also a really professionally organized event, so many thanks to the BAO team for their support and guidance.“
Andrea Fletcher
“I always love engaging in thoughtful dialect with my colleagues in global health and development, and this was no exception. Thanks for bringing together a wonderful group of people to exchange ideas and discuss how to make the world a better place.“
GDD Summit 2019
“Thanks to everyone who has contributed to organizing this - it was such a valuable time to spend with a very interesting group of people. I´ve learnt a lot that I will be taking back with me!”

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