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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Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation (AKÜ) is an independent not-for-profit coalition of non-governmental organisations that work in the field of development cooperation, global citizenship education or sustainable development.

AKÜ is a strategic partner for Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a consultant the state in field of development cooperation, global citizenship education or sustainable development.

AKÜ also provides workshops and consultancy for private sector companies as well as for wider public on sustainable development goals and global issues. 

The highest decision-making body is the General Assmebly.  AKÜ’s legal representative is the Board, which is also responsible for managing the organisation’s staff. 

MTÜ Arengukoostöö Ümarlaud (AKÜ)

Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation

Telliskivi 60a/3, 10412, Tallinn


Agne Kuimet – member of management board,