The GDD Summit is a virtual meeting place for innovators to share experiences on how digital technology and the transformative power of data inform decisions and impact lives around the world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to innovate on many levels, in some ways fundamentally changing how we operate. We are witnessing one of the largest collective innovation periods, likely in our lifetime. The scale and speed at which new digital solutions are being developed and adapted could not have been imagined pre-COVID-19. In all aspects of our collective organizations, the pandemic has provided us with opportunities to increase our impact on a scale of which we never imagined possible.
It is under this global seismic shift that we shaped the overarching theme of Impact-First to harness all of this collective energy and showcase the innovations we have made over the last year. This summit will highlight how necessary change has revealed the power and flexibility of the global digital development community. This means looking across adjoining sectors and new technologies to see where there are natural symbiosis and new ways of thinking that we can leverage. To do this, the summit will curate topics and sessions that prioritize demonstrable impact, innovation, or emerging technologies that are changing the way we’ve previously thought about digital development.
It is with this lens, and with the industry leading virtual conferencing technology platforms selected, that we hope to create an experience that not only changes the way you think about virtual events, but also provides laser focus on technologies that work in the realm of digital development. We want to know not only how the technologies worked, but how, and why the organizations that implemented the technologies made it happen. You will have intimate time with emerging thought leaders to explore their thinking and understand what it really takes to implement catalytic change and innovation in rapid fashion. In the end, we hope that we all walk away with a sense of how we can learn from these experiences to shape the future and our collective roadmaps of sector innovations, be it technology or interventions.
Our mission is to provide a meeting place for our global community to connect, create synergies and learn from each other. We want to have a space for people to come together and share their stories and their expertise in digital health and the humanitarian and development sector.
Our vision is to create a community that strives to achieve common goals by using technology-enabled solutions and harnessing the transformative power of data to inform decision making and improve lives around the world.
Take a look at why you should attend the summit.
Interact with and learn from our seasoned speakers
Meet and network with other members of the digital health and development community
Expand your knowledge and find solutions to problems
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
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!
Will session recordings be made available?
Yes. Session recordings will be made available so you can watch it at your own time and convenience.
What is the refund policy?
Registration fees may be refunded as follows: Up to 30 days prior to the event start date: 100% refund of registration fees. Within 30 days of the event start date: no refund of registration fees. Please contact us by email.
Where do I register?
Registration must be done at hopin.com/events/gddsummit.
How can I apply to become a speaker?
Submit your abstract using the form on our website, along with your biography, photo, and Social Media handles. Abstracts will be accepted on a continuous basis. The deadline for submitting your application is March 31, 2021.
What timezone does the event take place?
All Sessions take place between 13:00 CET to 17:00 CET (07:00 EST - 11:00 EST). Not able to attend the live session? Not to worry, all lectures and sessions are held online and will be recorded and you can access them after the summit is finished.
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