The use of information and communication technology (ICT) is steadily on the rise and bears a number of benefits transforming lives including improved communication, business operations and advancing knowledge. ICT through digitization is transforming business models, the policy landscape and social norms. For instance, mobile communication technology is transforming lives through improved ways of doing and conducting business both in developing and developed countries by driving and supporting community-level socioeconomic changes as well as local, national and global economies and international development efforts. Development through economic paradigm shift from agriculture-based economy and industrial economy to knowledge-based economy and creative economy would require promoting and enhancing research, sharing practices and innovations related to mobile communication technology.
It is in this context that this MD4 2021 conference provides a forum for M4D enthusiasts to network, innovate, and share experiences of working with mobile technologies in developing contexts.
The MD4 2021 conference brings together leading researchers in applied ICT, government and industry representatives, including decision-makers with an interest in using ICT for sustainability and applications.
The conference is organized by the University of Rwanda (UR), College of Science and Technology (CST), in collaboration with Karlstad University, Sweden, and other partners such as Spider, IPID, UR-Sweden program, RISA, MOH Rwanda, and MINICT.
We welcome you to join us in Kigali 2021; click the link to see topics and submission details!
Previous conferences and their venues (click for proceedings):
- M4D 2018 in Kampala, Uganda,
- M4D 2016 in Maputo, Mozambique,
- M4D 2014 in Dakar, Senegal,
- M4D 2012 in New Delhi, India,
- M4D 2010 in Kampala, Uganda,
- M4D 2008 in Karlstad, Sweden.
Normally, the M4D conference runs every second year, but due to the pandemic 2020 the 7th conference has been moved to 2021.