Please RSVP Now for Digital Development: From Principle to Practice on Feb. 29

The Principles for Digital Development represent a commitment not only to
innovation, but sustainable results,
” said USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv
Shah in
2014 when USAID helped publish the Principles as a set of guidelines on
best practices for development programs that utilize technology to increase

Original endorsers of the Principles included the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation, UNICEF, the Swedish International Development Cooperation
Agency, the United Nations Development Program and the World Food Program.

Since then, over 500 people representing more than 100 organizations have
participated in detailed discussions and hands-on workshops to move the
Principles from a general framework of how to do development better, to
concrete guidelines, toolkits, and best practices we can use in every
development program. In the process, over 30 organizations have endorsed
the Principles, with more
joining daily.

USAID has also created a new report, From Principle to Practice:
Implementing the Principles for Digital Development
, that captures
perspectives and recommendations compiled from the practitioner community.
This resource showcases lessons learned and new opportunities for
organizations seeking to understand how the Principles will improve
development processes.
Please Participate

Please RSVP now to
join your peers in celebrating the Principles of Digital Development and the new report From Principle to
, and learning how you can apply the Principles in your work on
February 29th at FHI 360 Academy Hall in Washington, DC.

We will have an exciting mix of educational keynotes, lightning talks, and
group breakouts, including interactive learning lunch tables and an evening
reception to foster needed networking across sectors. Confirmed keynotes

Please Present

From the beginning, efforts around the Principles have been organically
driven by the development community. Continuing that theme, when you RSVP
to participate,
please let us know if you’d like to share a Principles success story in a
quick 5-minute lightning talk, or go deep and explore a Principle
implementation tool or tension during a breakout session or learning lunch

Our aim is to create a day of intense exploration of the already possible
and soon-to-be potential in moving from Principle to practice. This is a
great opportunity to share your ideas with key decision makers and move us
from talk to action.
Digital Development: From Principle to Practice
Monday, February 29, 2016
8:30am – 5:30pm – conference
5:30pm – 7:00pm – reception
FHI 360 Academy Hall
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC, 20009
RSVP is required to