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Kathryn Clifton, Ph.D.

ICT for Development, Data and Communications Manager

Based in Mexico City, Mexico.

Kathryn consults with CRS teams all over the world on how to best use innovative and emerging technologies to maximize their impact on the organization's humanitarian and development programs.

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As the data and communications manager for Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) team, Dr. Kathryn Clifton writes about how CRS leverages technology to improve the agency’s humanitarian and development programming around the world. She also managed a global support team on technology and data visualization.

Since she began working with CRS in 2016, Kathryn has researched and written about projects related to unmanned aerial vehicles, digital mapping tools, smartphones, social media, i-pads and digital sensors. She also helps lead CRS’s yearly ICT4D conference, and has helped launch a tech mentorship program for young women in Zambia. 

Kathryn has a background in agricultural sciences and is fluent in English and Spanish.


Areas of Expertise

Agricultural Sciences, Digital Literacy, Digital Mapping, ICT4D, Information and Communication Technologies for Development


Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Ecosystems Science and Management

Tulane University
M.S., International Sustainable Development

University of San Fransisco
B.S., Environmental Science