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Nils Kaiser
Advisor at ICT4D


Nils Kaiser is an adviser for Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), Digital Innovation and Digital Health. He is based in Dakar and provides services to organizations like PATH, International Telecommunications Union and GIZ. For PATH under Digital Square, he manages several investments in open-source health solutions and works on advancing Digital Health in Senegal and West Africa. He believes in strengthening local ownership, collaboration between actors as well as the power of partnerships with the private sector.

In 2014, he launched the National Call Center for the Ebola response in Guinea and subsequently lead digital programs for disease surveillance in Sierra Leone. He then moved to USAID's innovation lab, working on Digital Transformation of the Health sector at the ecosystem level and supporting the government of Guinea in building capacity and ownership for Digital Health and in partnering with mobile operators.

He has a background in Public Administration and Political Science, a M.Sc. in Information Systems from London School of Economics and Political Science, and more than 15 years of experience in IT.

Agenda Sessions

  • Closing the Skills Gap with Technology and Innovation: Aligning the Needs of the Private Sector with Governmental Goals

  • Panel: Connecting Citizens to State, Data with Decisions and City to Smart Solutions


Speakers at this event