Digitalising Development


Idea Garage48, 11 September

Special kind of brainstorming session held before the Conference.  

The aim of Idea Garage48 is to understand the opportunities digitalisation offers, tackle the challenges it embeds and to bring technological process to the global development.

Don’t be afraid – you don’t need to be an expert in IT for that. You just need an open mind!

Idea Garage48 workshops start at 9.30 and end approximately 17.30

Small groups work to find solutions using the following path:

  • What kind of a problem/idea to solve
  • Detail the solution
  • Identify the target users
  • See if there is a sustainable model for the solution
  • Discuss what should be done to make it a reality

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Icebreaker, 11 September

Icebreaker is an ideal place for all the participants to meet in unofficial atmosphere and talk openly about ideas, cooperation and challenges.

We’re meeting at 18.00 at the cosy brasserie Frenchy for some snacks, drinks and good networking.

Directions, how to get there.


Conference, 12 September

Digitalising Development. Are we ready for the future?

8.45–9.15           Morning coffee
9.15–10.15 Framework discussion: What should the future of development cooperation look like?
10.15–11.15 Keynote speaker Alix Rübsaam
11.30–12.00 Coffee break
12.00–13.00 Digitalisation – risky and challenging?
13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–15.15 How to make it work? – panel discussion
15.15–15.45 Break
15.45–17.00 Working groups
WG 1: Way forward for organizations active in development
WG 2: What do we want?

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About us

Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation (acronym: AKÜ) is an independent not-for-profit coalition of non-governmental organisations that work in the field of development cooperation or have expressed interest towards that topic.

AKÜ is located in Tallinn, Estonia.

AKÜ’s financial year lasts from January 1 to December 31.

AKÜ’s main goal is to improve the creation and implementation of development policy and informing the general public of the issues in development cooperation and their opportunities to participate in it.

AKÜ main acitivities include:

AKÜ’s work is regulated by the laws of the Republic of Estonia and AKÜ’s statute.

AKÜ’s members can be Estonian not-for-profit organisations and foundations that are active in the field of development cooperation.

AKÜ’s highest decision-making body is the General Assmebly. AKÜ also has a Council that is responsible for strategic planning and deciding on daily matters that cannot be brought to the General Assembly.

AKÜ’s legal representative is the Board, which is also responsible for managing the organisation’s staff.

The statute is approved by the General Assembly on May 14, 2009 in Tallinn.

Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation brochure (pdf)


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Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation

Telliskivi 60a, 10412
A3 building
Skype: terveilm

Staff Members:

Ms. Sigrid Solnik – Secretary-General,
Katrin Pärgmäe – Communications Officer, +372 56623823,
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