The session aims to validate the strategic approaches now apparent in the use of ICT in agricultural development. It will start with a presentation on the importance of "open agricultural knowledge for development", and describe the current global advocacy to stimulate changes in policy and concerted action in relation to the use of ICT in the sharing of data, information and knowledge. The leveraging of global and regional high-level bodies and initiatives such as CIARD for action at national levels will be explored, together with how to engage different stakeholder groups. The session will continue with a facilitated chat-show panel with audience participation to share experience and learning around ICT-based approaches leveraging open agricultural knowledge. The panel will comprise regional and global experts from Kenya and Uganda. The session will reach valuable conclusions on the changes to policies and processes required, if any, for leveraging the use of ICT in agricultural development globally.