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The event

Celebrate the power of digital innovations for gender equality and development.

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and widened inequalities around the globe putting at higher risks the livelihoods of women and girls. Building on our ongoing work at the #SmartDevelopmentFund, we are excited to announce the 2022 #SmartDevelopmentDay – a journey through our locally created and globally implemented digital innovation projects that put women’s rights at the center of the digital transformation and champion the democratization of information and health.


This online event will bring together tech allies, and the most creative minds of the digital sector and development cooperation from all over the world in an interactive format featuring live keynotes, engaging Q&A panels and an online marketplace with workshops and networking opportunities while commemorating Women’s International Day on 08 March 2022.

#SmartDevelopmentDay key information:


08 March 2022, with two time slots for different time zones.


Online via Scoocs broadcast live from Berlin.


Interactive Q&A panels and an online marketplace with workshops.


Open to the public for free.


Want to share the event? Find the calendar invitation below.

Join us from anywhere around the world

Time Slot #1

Time zone Africa & Europe

09:00 AM CET (+1)

Time zone Asia

04:00 PM CST (+8)


Time Slot #2

Time zone South America

10:00 AM ART (-3)

Time zone Africa & Europe

02:00 PM CET (+1)


Ready to join us?

The panel topics

Women and the Digital Transformation

Join our #SmartDevelopentFund project partners as they share inspiring success stories and impacts on women and girls livelihoods in the three different Q&A panel sessions focusing on:

  1. Hacking Gender Equality: Audiopedia, Rural Women Entrepreneurs, Yoma
  2. Democratization of Information Access: Digital Agriculture Africa, Digital Enquirer Kit, CallvsCorona
  3. Digital Innovation for Better Health: Drone+Data Aid, Matchmaking Platform for Health Services

The online marketplace

Innovations worth spreading

Experience the eight #SmartDevelopmentFund projects at the online marketplace – a unique chance to network and exchange knowledge with changemakers from all over the globe through different workshops and activities planned by the projects themselves!


Online marketplace starts at 10:30 am CET for the time slot #1.

Online marketplace starts at 03:30 pm CET for the time slot #2.

Stay tuned for registration details and more #SmartDevelopmentDay updates.