Prize Digital for Development (D4D)

CTA, in collaboration with PAFO and AgriCord, will present on Benefits of digitalisation for smallholder farmers at the Prize Digital for Development (D4D) organised by the Royal Museum of Central Africa with the support of the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD) on 4th October 2018.

Prize D4D rewards outstanding initiatives that use digitisation and (new) technologies as a lever for development towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Prize D4D consists of three categories:
– The innovative idea / startup – ‘iStartUp’
– The success story – ‘iStandOut’
– The public award – ‘iChoose’

Everyone with an innovative idea or success story about digitisation for development can participate in the Prize D4D.

From March 6 2018 onwards, the public can vote for its favourite success stories via the online voting system.

Both in the category ‘iStartUp’ (innovative idea) and the category ‘iStandOut’ (success story), the jury nominates three initiatives and one of them is selected as the winner. In the category ‘iChoose’, a third winner is chosen online by the public.
All 3 winners will receive their prizes at the award ceremony in the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren.


Information and Registration


Brussels Briefing 40: ”Data: the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countries?”
Read more about CTA’s digitalisation activities in ACP countries
Digitalisation for Development – Benefits for Farmers’ Organisations

Useful Information:

Date: Thursday October 4, 2018,

Venue: Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren Belgium.

For additional information:
Christina de Harenne
Tel. ++32 (0)2 769 57 19
Fax ++32 (0)2 769 54 32


Thursday October 4, 2018

13h00 Welcome and lunch
Innovation fair

14h00 Introduction

14h15 Keynote presentations on the subject ‘Digital for Development (D4D)’

14h15 Benefits of digitalisation for smallholder farmers
Chris Addison, Senior Coordinator, Data4Ag, CTA
Hannelore Beerlandt, Chief Executive Officer, AgriCord

14h25 Tech for Development: revolution or evolution?
Olivier Vanden Eynde, Founder & CEO of Close the Gap International

14h35 Coached Blended e-Learning: 2 projects to increase skills in Africa
Rik Vanden Berk

14h45  Unifly to setup first African UTM in Malawi drone test corridor with Unicef
Jürgen Verstaen, Chief Business Development Officer en Co-Founder of Unifly

14h55 Blockchain for Education
Els Meyvaert, MarCom Director of SettleMint

15h15 Opening of the innovation fair
(Prize D4D, RMCA, AksantiMed, e-Health Academy and ITM, Close the Gap International, Enabel, Kytabu Company Ltd, Ondernemers voor Ondernemers, Solarly, VLIR-UOS)

16h15 Coffee break and networking opportunity

Award ceremony
16h45  Introduction
17h00 Presentations by the nominees for the Prize D4D

Category ‘iStandOut’:
Access Agriculture – Overcoming the language barrier
Connected Electronic Records – Hospital Information System (CERHIS)
Geomonitoring of saving groups in Maasai rural areas
Using machine learning to analyse radio content in Uganda

Category ‘iStartUp’:

Smart Glasses

Category ‘iChoose’:

Developing IoT sensors for Benin
The Geo-Observer Network

17h30  Award ceremony by the Minister of Development cooperation and Digital Agenda,
Alexander De Croo

16h00  Reception
16h30  Walking dinner