Conference papers

Lessons from the Digital Development Summit 2017

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Missed the Digital Development Summit 2017? Catch up on the highlights and key resources below.

Read key papers:

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Gina Porter presented research on mobile phone usage: The impact of mobile phones on young people's lives and life chances in sub-Saharan Africa 

Online dialogues

We would greatly value your contribution to our online dialogues. To join the debate, please take a look at any of the blogs, written by participants and organisers in the weeks leading up to, and after, the Summit, and post a related comment.


Follow the discussion on Twitter #DigiDevSummit and view the highlights in a Storify: Digital Development Summit 2017.


Digital Development Summit 2017: Opening and Key Note Address

Watch the opening session and keynote address (9.00 to 10.45)

Digital Development Summit 2017: Final Session

Watch the final session (15.45 to 16.45)