The Impact First Summit, formerly known as the Global Digital Development Summit, brings together participants to share and discuss cutting-edge technologies and approaches to address the world’s most pressing development challenges.
We believe digital technology is the future of the development sector, capable of improving development outcomes, driving economic growth, and lifting millions out of poverty. Data is central to this discussion, whether big, open, real-time, or consumer-based. The rapidly changing data landscape means that we have more information, evidence, and insight than ever before, but efforts must be coordinated to ensure all countries have the tools, knowledge, and resources to use information effectively. The Impact First Summit creates a platform for participants to share and discuss innovative ideas, brainstorm effective solutions, and drive cross-sector action and growth.
The event 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.