We are very much thinking of our many friends across the world who are and will be facing extraordinarily difficult situations now and in the weeks ahead as a result of the spread of Covid-19. We do, though, want to be positive and spread hope in our ability to resolve the many challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalised at this time. The ICT4D Non-Conference is fundamentally about meeting together face-to-face, and we believe that this will be even more important after weeks and months of lock-down and self-isolation. As at 2nd April 2020, we are hopeful that the ICT4D Non-Conference will indeed still take place in September, but will provide regular updates here as the situation unfolds.

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The ICT4D event that you always wanted to attend but have never been able to find before!

About Us

The ICT4D 2020 Non-Conference is being convened by a collective team mainly from the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London.

… and will be held at the beautiful Royal Holloway, University of London campus near Heathrow Airport

What to expect?

We ran the very successful ICTD2010 conference (see our final report).

10 years on, ICT4D2020 will be very different and even better!

This is YOUR gathering

The ICT4D 2020 Non-Conference is a place where you can choose what you want to discuss and in what format

Who is it for?

It is for governments, companies, civil society and academics – anyone wanting to make a difference in ICT4D. If you are reading this, it is for you! This is why you should attend!

Combining themes with activities

Participants will be able to combine different types of activities with the themes they want to discuss.

Go for a walk talking about cybersecurity and development!

Or discuss the freedom of the Internet whilst examining the Jurors on Runnymede meadow


Eight main tracks are emerging from the offers of sessions that we have so far received, exploring the intersections between digital technologies and:

  • Accessibility
  • Cybsersecurity
  • Education
  • Gender
  • Government
  • Migration
  • Sustainability
  • Youth

Exhibition spaces and posters

Come prepared to give a demo of your latest piece of digital technology

Or if you are an academic bring a lively poster and be prepared to talk in a speakers’ corner!

Cultural activities

Continue the discussions into the evenings during great cultural events – perhaps we can even persuade Roxanne to come and sing again

And join us for a gala dinner with inspirational speakers

Sponsoring and partnership

In 2010 sponsors and partners funded 92 scholarships enabling people to attend. Please consider sponsoring someone inspiring to join us


Registration opened on 5 November 2019. Numbers are restricted, so you are advised to register early.

Code of Conduct

We strongly believe that all events and conferences (as well as non-conferences) should enable people to participate inclusively, respectfully and safely, and without fear of harassment. The ICT4D Non-Conference 2020 is therefore being held according to the UN system code of conduct. Any concerns during the event should be referred immediately to team@ict4d2020.org.

Get in Contact

Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK

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