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CONVERGE. EXCHANGE. INSPIRE.

2016 Innovation Partners:

Cargrill PATH Pfizer RTI

2016 Changemakers:

Global Impact Grant Thornton Premise Tableau Thomson Reuters

MORE THAN A CONFERENCE, IT’S A BREATH OF FRESH INSIGHT.

Thinkers & doers, changemakers & expert practitioners converged by the hundreds at The Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. on June 14th, 2016. The first global development event of its kind, Devex World was a full day of inspiring, interactive, collaborative sessions exploring the increasingly complex landscape of global development.

We find ourselves in a future where new models reign. No sector, no function, no professional can afford to miss the data revolution or arrive late to innovations transforming lives at scale. This more global, dynamic, competitive ecosystem is brimming with possibility.

Devex World is not just about understanding this future. It’s about charting it for you, your organization, and the world. Read more about Devex World 2018 and get your ticket now.

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IT’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Here’s a chance to lift your gaze and see what’s coming. What you and your organization might, no must, do differently. Swim across five streams essential for every development professional. And take your pick from 30 workshops, expert interactives, multimedia & hands-on experiences, and main stage conversations with leaders driving this future.

Impact, results, proven successes: essential to set your work apart. Our “Data Revolution” path will explore how data is fundamentally transforming M&E, and doing so much more: revolutionizing interventions in every sector and changing the way all projects are designed.
Don’t "communicate" at me. Tell me a story. It’s a way of thinking about advocacy that’s fit for this era of social media conversation. And the potential - including to build a movement around your mission - is real. Hear from those at the vanguard of a whole new way of communicating.
Financial innovation isn’t just for Wall Street. It’s driving a whole new way of doing development that’s reaching the poorest. Gain a new level of fluency in the language of social enterprise, impact investing, and blended finance, and translate the latest thinking into opportunities in your own work.
It’s the most overused word: innovation. But scale adds a new dimension that changes the whole idea. Delivering real, measurable change to people in need today by the millions is no buzzword - it’s the future of global development. We’ll uncover - together - the opportunities for your mission.
The intersection of business and global development is rich terrain. We’ll mine it together. New business models and new imperatives around climate, health, and supply chains are converging. Creating real business opportunities and lasting change - a transformation for our world and the way all of us work everyday.

2016 YEAR'S LUMINARIES


Asmaa Abumezied

Asmaa is working with the CEO office developing internet2 advancement programs and fundraising. Her work focuses on identifying and researching programs aligned with the mission and projects that utilize technology to provide higher education to refugee camps. She is also a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community.

Asmaa Abumezied

Asmaa Abumezied

Research and advancement fellow at Internet2, Atlas Corp


Sam Adlen

Sam is responsible for supporting businesses and driving innovation at SAC. He is a go-to consultant on satellite applications and has held the position as Lead Technologist for Space at Innovate UK. He has co-founded two start-ups focused on satellite technology and worked on a NASA Mars satellite during his PhD.

Sam Adlen

Sam Adlen

Head of Business Innovation, Satellite Applications Catapult


Mandar Apte

Mandar is the Co-Founder of MediaRise, a non-profit that promotes the creation and consumption of meaningful media to accelerate social change. He has previously managed Shell’s GameChanger social innovation program and received the Ashoka League of Intrapreneurs award for his leadership program promoting innovation culture through meditation.

Mandar Apte

Mandar Apte

Co-Founder of MediaRise


Anthony Banbury

As the Chief Philanthropic Officer at Vulcan Inc., Anthony leads philanthropic initiatives focused on wildlife and ocean conservation, climate change, global health, development and culture. He has previously served as the U.N. assistant secretary-general for field support and played a leading role in U.N’s operational response to the Ebola crisis, the Indian Ocean tsunami and the Haiti earthquake.

Anthony Banbury

Anthony Banbury

Chief Philanthropic Officer at Vulcan Inc.


Taryn Barclay

With over 15 years of corporate experience, Taryn uses her expertise to advance Cargill’s food security agenda and manage the company’s global partnerships with the World Food Program USA, TechnoServe and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. She also supports Cargill’s participation in the Scaling up Nutrition Business Network and is part of a global team working on the company’s corporate food security and nutrition strategy.

Taryn Barclay

Taryn Barclay

Director of Corporate Responsibility & Partnerships, Cargill


Amie Batson

Amie is responsible for guiding PATH’s strategy, strengthening partnerships and business relationships in the global health community, and contributing to advocacy and policy priorities. During her 20 years working in global health she has held positions with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, and most recently at USAID where she served as Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health.

Amie Batson

Amie Batson

Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President, Strategy and Learning, PATH


Nahid Bhadelia

As an infectious diseases physician, Nahid has combated Ebola on the ground and now works on identifying health systems interventions designed to reduce the often devastating impact of outbreaks on communities. She is also the medical director of a patient unit designed to care for patients with highly infectious diseases at the Boston Medical Center.

Nahid Bhadelia

Nahid Bhadelia

Director of Infection Control and Medical Response at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories


Alexis Bonnell

Alexis leads the Applied Innovation & Acceleration team at USAID’s Global Development Lab. She is the key spokesperson and innovation expert across the industry driving innovation and modernization. Over her career, she has developed and delivered over a billion dollars of humanitarian and development programming in over 25 countries.

Alexis Bonnell

Alexis Bonnell

Chief of Applied Innovation and Acceleration, USAID


Sundaa Bridgett-Jones

As the Associate Director of International Development at The Rockefeller Foundation, Sundaa develops initiatives that contribute to global discourse on international development trends and multilateral processes. She has over 20 years of experience designing and executing high-impact initiatives supporting economic and social development across the globe.

Sundaa Bridgett-Jones

Sundaa Bridgett-Jones

Associate Director for International Development at The Rockefeller Foundation


Ann Canela

As the Vice President of Global Impact, Ann brings her expertise in the intersection of fundraising and marketing to business advisory clients. She is also a senior advisor for the Global Health Council, the Hilton Prize Coalition and Restore the Earth Foundation. She is on the board of advisors for World Vision’s “Strong Women, Strong World” initiative and has previously held the role as the director of Marketing and Communications at Global Impact.

Ann Canela

Ann Canela

Vice President, Global Impact


Ann Mei Chang

Ann Mei Chang’s work at USAID is transforming global development through science, technology, innovation, and partnerships. She is a women in tech with more than twenty years of engineering and leadership experience in Silicon Valley. She has also served as Senior Advisor for Women and Technology at the U.S. Department of State.

Ann Mei Chang

Ann Mei Chang

Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID


Patricia Chin-Sweeney

Patricia is Senior Partner at I-DEV, a global strategy & investment advisory firm focused on growing businesses in emerging markets. She leads I-DEV's Insight & Strategy group, which has advised over 250 SMEs, impact investors and development organizations across the globe on business strategy, operations improvement and impact investment. She also served as I-DEV's Africa Director, overseeing regional engagements focused on clean tech, mobile and agriculture sectors.

Patricia Chin-Sweeney

Patricia Chin-Sweeney

Senior Partner, I-DEV


Steve Connors

Steve has worked for some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines including Time, The Observer, Der Spiegel and The New York Times. He has travelled to and photographed places as distinct as Czechoslovakia, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. He was based in Kabul for years, documenting the post-Taliban era and spent fourteen months in Iraq where he co-directed the documentary Meeting Resistance.

Steve Connors

Steve Connors

Director, Hilton Prize Coalition Storytelling Program


T.J. Cook

T.J. is the CEO of CauseLabs and has helped launch more than 100 solutions for the socially conscious innovation firm specializing in creative technology solutions for scaling impact. With more than 15 years of experience from the forefront of emerging technologies, he is a thought leader in digital innovation and human centered design.

T.J. Cook

T.J. Cook

CEO of CauseLabs


Ernest Darkoh

As one of the Co-Founders of BroadReach, Ernest provides expertise in large-scale health systems development and implementation. He is the pioneering leader behind Botswana's National Antiretroviral Treatment Program, the first national HIV treatment rollout in Africa. He also advises numerous governments on their health systems and is a board member of the the Medicines for Malaria Venture.

Ernest Darkoh

Ernest Darkoh

Co-Founder, Broadreach


Steve Davis

As president and CEO of PATH, Steve Davis combines his extensive experience as a technology business leader, global health advocate, and social innovator to accelerate great ideas and bring lifesaving solutions to scale. He oversees PATH’s work of driving transformative global health innovation to save and improve lives.

Steve Davis

Steve Davis

President & CEO, PATH


Matt Devlin

Matt leads the international relations team at Uber where he manages public policy around the company’s expansion and operations outside the U.S. in a total of 70 countries. As a global policy expert, he has previously worked on public sector reform with governments around the globe.

Matt Devlin

Matt Devlin

International Relations Lead, Uber


Delia Di Filippantonio

Delia is a Design Thinker within the Business Innovation Department at Satellite Applications Catapult. Her passion for applying Human-Centered Design to the satellite industry drove her to work across a range of UX and service design projects, collaborating with business and technology experts to create applications and services. She curates the design and user experience for STARHub, a knowledge-sharing platform that promotes satellite applications for growth in emerging economies.

Delia Di Filippantonio

Delia Di Filippantonio

Design Thinker, Satellite Applications Catapult


Alex Duke

Alex is the woman behind the Data+Women event in Atlanta, which helps empower women and end the gender gap within the data industry. She is also a member of the Tableau Foundation's Service Corps, where she is currently working on a project with the PATH Foundation to help end malaria in Zambia by 2020.

Alex Duke

Alex Duke

Data visualization consultant, Slalom Consulting


Jaha Dukureh

Jaha is the founder of Safe Hands for Girls, a nonprofit organization working to protect young women and girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She was named TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People for 2016 for her work on women’s rights. She successfully lobbied the Obama administration to commission a report on the current statistics of women in the US impacted by FGM, a campaign backed by United Nations Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon.

Jaha Dukureh

Jaha Dukureh

Founder of Safe Hands for Girls


Gbolahan Faleye

Gbolahan leads the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative’s work to build strong and sustainable funding partnerships supporting the organisation’s mission to help African governments turn their visions for development into reality. He is an expert in the management of philanthropic partnerships and holds a place on the UK’s Institute of Fundraising Major Donor Fundraising Committee.

Gbolahan Faleye

Gbolahan Faleye

Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager


Shannon Farley

Shannon is the founder and director of Fast Forward, the first accelerator exclusively supporting tech nonprofits. With their financial and human capital, they help scale tech nonprofits and maximize their impact. She is also the founding Executive Director of Spark, the world’s largest network of Millennial philanthropists, and has been awarded the New Leader’s Council “Top 40 under 40 Award”.

Shannon Farley

Shannon Farley

Founder and Executive Director, Fast Forward


Michael Faye

Michael is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of GiveDirectly, which was recognized by FastCompany as one of the top 10 most innovative companies in finance. He is also the co-founder and President of Segovia Technology, which provides software to manage bulk payments and cash transfer programs in emerging markets. He has previously worked at the United Nations and as an Associate Principal at McKinsey.

Michael Faye

Michael Faye

Executive Chairman and Co-founder of GiveDirectly; CEO, Segovia Technology


Helene Gayle

Dr. Gayle leads the global non-profit, McKinsey Social Initiative, to solve the world’s most critical and challenging social issues. She is an expert on global development, having been CEO at CARE USA and spending years at the CDC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Helene Gayle

Helene Gayle

CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative


Ashifi Gogo

Ashifi founded Sproxil in 2009 and now serves as the company’s CEO. The company uses mobile technology to combat counterfeiting and increase brand equity through consumer-focused product protection and targeted marketing solutions. He has been featured on Fortune’s 40-under-40 list and is an award winning social entrepreneur. He also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social innovation.

Ashifi Gogo

Ashifi Gogo

Founder, Sproxil


Christoph Gorder

Christoph leads Charity:water’s global water investments in 24 countries. He also oversees technology innovations that increase the transparency and long-term impact of clean water programs. Growing up in the Central African Republic and Nigeria, he discovered at a young age the importance of clean water and it’s impact on people’s lives.

Christoph Gorder

Christoph Gorder

Chief Global Water Officer at Charity: water


Julie Hanna

Julie serves as Executive Chair of the Board at Kiva, the world's first and largest crowdlending marketplace for global entrepreneurs. During her leadership, Kiva has crowdfunded loans across 190 countries that have reached 2 million entrepreneurs. She has spent 25 years pioneering industry defining innovations leading five companies from startup to scale-up and was appointed by President Obama to serve as Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.

Julie Hanna

Julie Hanna

Executive Chairwoman, Kiva; Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship


Charlie Harding

As the Director of Product Management at Ushahidi, Charlie builds crowdsourcing software that helps people and organizations to raise their voices. He has previously worked for Google and Google.org where he developed strategies for African Broadband Access. He is also the co-founder of Runa, a social entreprise tea company.

Charlie Harding

Charlie Harding

Product Director, Ushahidi


Jake Harriman

Jake is the founder of Nuru International, an organization focused on ending extreme poverty in remote, rural, conflict areas. After serving over seven years in the Marine Corps as a Platoon commander, including two combat tours in Iraq and disaster relief operations after the Asian Tsunami, he understood that the lack of education and extreme poverty had to be eradicated before the “War on Terror” can be resolved.

Jake Harriman

Jake Harriman

CEO and Co-Founder of Nuru International


Tom Hart

As the Executive Director at ONE, Tom is responsible for ONE’s advocacy, communications and campaign activities in the U.S. and Canada. He leads the team dedicated to proposing and passing government policies to fight disease, hunger and poverty, mostly in Africa. Prior to his current position, he served as the Senior Director of Government Relations at ONE.

Tom Hart

Tom Hart

North American Executive Director, ONE


Sandhya Hegde

As General Partner at Khosla Impact, Sandhya leads impact-tech investments across India and Africa. An engineer and entrepreneur at heart, Sandhya uses her expertise investing in energy, education and financial service technologies to assist high-impact entrepreneurs. She was also named a top investor under 40 in India.

Sandhya Hegde

Sandhya Hegde

General Partner, Khosla Impact


Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink

As the Principal at Google.org Brigitte leads grant initiatives leveraging technology and innovation to help address global challenges. She has previously worked as a strategy consultant for various non-profits, foundations and USAID.

Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink

Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink

Principal, Google.org


Dan Hymowitz

As Senior Advisor at the AGI Dan is responsible for thought leadership and advocacy. His previous roles with the organization includes Acting Director of Development and External Relations for the organization, where he worked alongside the head of the Ebola response in Liberia. Before joining AGI, he set up and managed the Philanthropy Secretariat within the Office of the President of Liberia.

Dan Hymowitz

Dan Hymowitz

Senior Advisor, Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative


Qutaiba Idlbi

Qutaiba is the co-founder and Director of Operations of People Demand Change. He is a native of Damascus and was on the ground in Syria during the protests of 2011. Detained twice for his activism, he was forced to leave the country. Since then, he has worked with several relief groups in Lebanon and Egypt.

Qutaiba Idlbi

Qutaiba Idlbi

Co-Founder of People Demand Change


Scott Jackson

A global development, fundraising and marketing veteran, Scott leads Global Impact’s giving initiatives. He has more than twenty years of experience making the world a better place through his leadership, direction and oversight of organizations such as PATH and World Vision.

Scott Jackson

Scott Jackson

President and CEO of Global Impact


Dean Karlan

Dean is a Professor of Economics at Yale University and the President and Founder of the research and policy non-profit IPA. His research focuses on microeconomic issues of public policies and poverty. Much of his work uses behavioral economic insights and approaches to better understand economic and policy issues in developing countries.

Dean Karlan

Dean Karlan

President of Innovations for Poverty Action


Julie T. Katzman

Julie is the Executive Vice President and COO responsible for managing overall operations of the IDB, the largest provider of development finance in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is the pioneer leading an institutional transformation aimed at achieving, measuring and reporting tangible results. She also serves on the Boards of Directors of the MacArthur Foundation.

Julie T. Katzman

Julie T. Katzman

Executive Vice President and COO at the Inter-American Development Bank


Molly Kinder

Molly is the Vice President and founding team member at the Global Innovation Fund, a new $200 million nonprofit fund. Prior to her work at the GIF, she served in the Obama administration as director of special programs in USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures program. She has also worked as a senior policy analyst at the Center for Global Development and was ranked “Top 99 under 33” in foreign policy by Diplomatic Courier.

Molly Kinder

Molly Kinder

Vice President, Global Innovation Fund


Scott King

During his 25 years’ in strategic performance management, Scott has advised both local and foreign governments, as well as Fortune 500 companies. He now leads Grant Thornton’s Global Public Sector state and local practice, collaborating with over 130 country offices around the world in order to build capacity within public sector institutions and provide best practices in public financial management.

Scott King

Scott King

Global Leader for Public Sector Team at Grant Thornton


Kevin Martin

Kevin oversees, Facebook’s free Internet access program, Internet.org. Prior to Facebook, Kevin was Chairman at the FCC, helping pioneer adoption of a policy statement on net neutrality leading to the 2010 Open Internet Order.

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin

VP Mobile and Global Access, Facebook


Patrick Meier

As Founder of the Humanitarian UAV Network, Patrick expertly advises global organizations on the use of aerial robots to solve humanitarian challenges. He has led disaster recovery missions using aerial robotics in over 12 countries and is a global thought leader and expert in digital humanitarian technology and innovation.

Dr. Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier

Executive Director, WeRobotics


Debra Messing

In her capacity as Global Health Ambassador for PSI, Debra has visited Zimbabwe and Zambia to advocate for HIV prevention programs. As an Ambassador, she has brought attention to progress being made against the epidemic by advocating for US investments in HIV/AIDS, and meeting with DFID and USAID. She is also a talented actress.

Debra Messing

Debra Messing

Global Health Ambassador, PSI


David Miliband

The former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom now oversees the IRC’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 30 war-affected countries and the resettlement of refugees in 25 U.S. cities. His professional accomplishments include having served as MP and Secretary of State for the Environment.

David Miliband

David Miliband

President & CEO, IRC


Sid Mofya

Sid is a Zambian-born entrepreneur and investor who serves as the Director of Partnerships for the Draper Venture Network, an organization of independent venture funds operating in 60 cities across four continents. He also advises CRE Venture Capital and their investments and partnerships with visionary entrepreneurs in technology-enabled startups in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Sid Mofya

Sid Mofya

Director of Partnerships at Draper Venture Network


Neal Myrick

Neal is the director of social impact at Tableau Software and the director of the Tableau Foundation. He leads the company’s efforts in community impact, employee service and giving, philanthropic partnerships and worldwide grantmaking. Outside of Tableau, he’s an active angel investor promoting ethical data, diversity and social equity.

Neal Myrick

Neal Myrick

Corporate Social Responsibility Director at Tableau (director of social impact)


Jehiel Oliver

Jehiel is the CEO of Hello Tractor, an award winning ag-tech company focused on improving food and income security in sub-Saharan Africa through their low-cost “Tractors On Demand”. He also serves as board treasurer for the Shared Interest Impact Investment Fund, a loan guarantee fund for agriculture and financial sector development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jehiel Oliver

Jehiel Oliver

CEO, Hello Tractor


Chilunga Puta

As the director of the BID Initiative's Learning Network Dr. Chilunga gathers peers from across Sub-Saharan Africa to identify shared problems and solutions. The initiative allows countries to collectively work toward enhancing health service delivery through improved data collection, quality and use. Dr. Chilunga has over 20 years of experience working with global partners and national governments in the area of infectious diseases and quality of health care.

Chilunga Puta

Chilunga Puta

BID Learning Network Director, BID Initiative, PATH Zambia


Lisa Rauter

Lisa leads the innovationXchange, an initiative launched by the Foreign Minister aiming to open new opportunities across the Australian Government’s aid program for innovation, new partnerships and new financing models. She has previously led the Governance and Fragile States team in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and an African aid program for AusAID.

Lisa Rauter

Lisa Rauter

First Assistant Secretary and Head of the innovationXchange, Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Ruth E. Rawling

As the lead of Corporate Affairs at Cargill, Ruth oversees corporate communications strategy, issues management, brand reputation and stakeholder relations with a wide variety of actors, including governments, communities and NGOs. Prior to her work at Cargill, she has held various posts in the Ministry of Agriculture in London and she has also chaired the European Center for Public Affairs.

Ruth E. Rawling

Ruth E. Rawling

Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cargill


David Ray

As the VP for Policy & Advocacy for CARE USA and President of CARE Action Now, David provides his expertise in advocacy, constituency building and campaigning. He has held various roles with CARE including Director of Global Advocacy, Senior Assistant to the President for CARE International and Vice President of the CARE Foundation. He is a board member of the U.S. Board of Directors for the Global Poverty Project and also played a crucial role in the creation of the ONE Campaign.

David Ray

David Ray

VP for Policy & Advocacy for CARE USA and President of CARE Action Now, CARE USA


Ben Rhodes

As President Obama's principal communications aide on national security, Ben oversees all communications, speechwriting, and global engagement on national security. He was previously leading Speechwriting at the White House and the Obama campaign.

Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes

Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications & Speechwriting of National Security Council


Caroline Roan

Caroline Roan is Vice President of Corporate Responsibility (CR) at Pfizer and the President of The Pfizer Foundation. She has direct oversight of Pfizer's CR function, including stakeholder engagement, reporting, and the design of social investment strategies. She is also a board member of the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign.

Caroline Roan

Caroline Roan

Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Pfizer


John Sargent

John is one of the Co-Founders of BroadReach, a provider of much needed data-driven insights improving healthcare projects and policies around the globe. He is a globally recognized healthcare solutions thought leader consulting several governments, multinational companies and donor organisations, proving the impact of big-data on healthcare systems.

John Sargent

John Sargent

Co-Founder, Broadreach


Christina Sass

Christina leads and provides her education expertise to Andela’s operations as they identify top development talents on the African continent, train them and pair them with companies worldwide. She has previously built education and employment programs around the world and directed the Program department of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Christina Sass

Christina Sass

Co-Founder and COO, Andela


Bob Schukai

Bob oversees mobile growth and the central technology innovation function at Thomson Reuters. He is an ambassador for the London Tech City Initiative and a Member of the British Empire for services to British trade / investment and promotion of STEM education.

Bob Schukai, MBE

Bob Schukai

Head of Applied Innovation, Thomson Reuters


Pam Scott

Pam helps teams and organizations discover and leverage Human-Centered Design (HCD), particularly in the social sector. As the founder of The Curious Company and a member of the Board of Director at IDEO.org, she inspires companies to be more consumer-focused, innovative -- including introducing HCD to the challenge of unintended teen pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Pam Scott

Pam Scott

Founder, The Curious Company & Board, IDEO.org


David Shoultz

David is the Program Leader in charge of two of PATH’s product development programs: the Drug Development program, which seeks to discover and develop affordable treatments for neglected diseases, and the Devices and Tools program, focusing on advancing accessible technologies to improve the health of underserved populations. Prior to joining PATH he served as the director of grantee and partner engagement at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

David Shoultz

David Shoultz

Program Leader, Drug Development and Devices and Tools, PATH


Gayle Smith

Gayle Smith oversees a team of 10,000 professionals at USAID working to end extreme poverty, foster sustained and inclusive economic growth, and promote democratic societies globally. In addition to her experience covering military, economic and political affairs in Africa, she has been a driving force behind Presidential initiatives that are advancing USAID’s mission, and now fulfills a vital role in shaping America’s international development policy.

Gayle Smith

Gayle Smith

Administrator, USAID


Megan Smith

As Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Megan was appointed by President Obama to lead technology policy, data and innovation initiatives for the country. An award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist, Meghan has over 25 years of experience working on innovative projects at Google and PlanetOut, and co-founding the Malala Fund.

Megan Smith

Megan Smith

United States Chief Technology Officer, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy


Greg Snyders

As the co-lead of the firm’s Investing for Development Practice, Greg advises investors, development finance institutions, and foundations on the structuring of funds and financing initiatives in frontier markets. His work includes the design and launch of new investment funds and financing vehicles as well as the development of tailored investment strategies and the identification of new investment opportunities.

Greg Snyders

Greg Snyders

Associate Partner, Dalberg


David Soloff

David leads Premise, a data and analytics company that is measuring economic, political and social developments in real-time using mobile software. David has experience in capital markets, data infrastructure, tech startups, and is on the advisory board of Columbia University’s Institute for Data Sciences.

David Soloff

David Soloff

CEO and co-founder, Premise


Ellen Stofan

Dr. Stofan serves as principal advisor to the NASA Administrator on science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments. She most recently was Vice President at Proxemy Research and an honorary professor at University College London.

Dr. Ellen Stofan

Ellen Stofan

Chief Scientist, NASA


Meighan Stone

As President of the Malala Fund, Meighan leads the foundation’s work and Malala’s dream to empower girls and help them achieve their full potential through a quality secondary education. She has previously led high-level projects with Bono’s ONE Campaign, The United Nations, Clinton Global Initiative and the World Economic Forum. She also holds a seat on the Board of Pencils of Promise.

Meighan Stone

Meighan Stone

President of the Malala Fund


Carmen Strigel

Carmen Strigel’s work with RTI’s International Development Group strengthens efforts in areas such as education, workforce development, governance, policy making, stakeholder collaboration, and capacity building by leveraging the potential of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Her work includes teacher training and organizational and professional development. The former UNDP advisor is also the designer of Tangerine®, a cutting-edge, flexible, open-source electronic data collection software.

Carmen Strigel

Carmen Strigel

Director, ICT for Education and Training, RTI


Jonathan Tanner

Jonathan leads AGI's communications in the US, UK and Africa. Previously, he was in charge of Media and Public Affairs at the Overseas Development Institute. He has written on development issues for a variety of international media publications and is a founding contributor to Wonkcomms, a global network of policy and research communications professionals.

Jonathan Tanner

Jonathan Tanner

Communications Manager


Benafsha Tasmim

In her role as Project Associate at RTI Benafsha supports a number of youth and workforce activities. Her passion for youth programs began as a young female skateboarder in Kabul, Afghanistan where she also served as the Education Coordinator for Skateistan, a program that uses skateboarding to engage youth in positive development and education.

Benafsha Tasmim

Benafsha Tasmim

Director, Strategy and Programs, RTI


Zenia Tata

Zenia leads XPRIZE’s global expansion by designing and launching exciting prizes to address failures in the traditional development sector. She has worked across 20 countries, always at the nexus of technology and social impact, focusing on how to leverage technological innovations for greater good.

Zenia Tata

Zenia Tata

Executive Director, Global Development of XPRIZE


Mark Tercek

Mark is the President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and the co-author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature. Before joining The Nature Conservancy in 2008, he was a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs where he led the firm’s environmental strategy and its Environmental Markets Group.

Mark Tercek

Mark Tercek

President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy


Juan Carlos Thomas

Juan leads the development and deployment of best practices in the support of entrepreneurs and small-and-growing businesses in TechnoServe’s projects. He previously served as the organization’s Chile Country Director where he led the first inclusive business development program in Chile.

Juan Carlos Thomas

Juan Carlos Thomas

Director of Entrepreneurship at TechnoServe


Jane Thomason

Jane is the CEO of Abt JTA and the founder of JTA International. She has successfully led its growth, building from an initial portfolio of aid programs to diversify into the mining sector and develop Australian operations. She has also held various executive roles including Senior Social Sector Specialist at the Asian Development Bank in Manila and has served as an adviser to the Health Metrics Network Executive Board at the World Health Organization.

Jane Thomason

Jane Thomason

Chief Executive Officer, Abt JTA, and Senior Advisor, International Social Policy


Mitchell Toomey

As the Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign Mitchell leads the team using citizen-led, data-driven storytelling to empower people around the globe to take action in supporting their government with SDGs implementation. He has previously held the position of Senior Adviser of the Knowledge, Innovation and Capacity Group at UNDP.

Mitchell Toomey

Mitchell Toomey

Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign


Parminder Vir

Parminder manages all the day-to-day strategic operations to ensure the Foundation continues its mission of empowering African entrepreneurs. Under her leadership, the Foundation continues to make entrepreneurship the primary driver of Africa’s economic growth and social transformation.

Parminder Vir

Parminder Vir

CEO, The Tony Elumelu Foundation


Fiona Walugembe

Fiona, based in the PATH office in Kampala, spearheads collaboration with the Ministry of Health and country partners to plan and implement the pilot introduction and evaluation of Sayana® Press in Uganda. She has more than 15 years of experience in reproductive health, population and development, advocacy, program management and capacity building.

Fiona Walugembe

Fiona Walugembe

Uganda Project Coordinator, Sayana® Press Introduction and Evaluation project, PATH


Aaron Williams

As the Executive Vice President of the RTI Aaron provides his expertise in policy formulation, strategic planning, and the design and implementation of development assistance programs. In his past role as a senior USAID manager, he provided policy and program leadership to major government organizational units and led project design teams all over the globe. He is also the former Director of the U.S. Peace Corps.

Aaron Williams

Aaron Williams

Executive Vice President, Government Relations and Corporate Communications, RTI


Lauren Woodman

As the CEO of NetHope, Lauren drives the organization’s mission to put advanced connectivity technologies in the hands of nonprofits whose work can be magnified by its power. She managed Microsoft’s global education and government programs for more than a decade and now leverages her years of experience to help solve international problems through technology.

Lauren Woodman

Lauren Woodman

CEO of NetHope


Kaakpema Yelpaala

As the CEO of digital health company access.mobile, KP leads product vision and global growth to improve access and quality of healthcare in emerging markets. He is a social entrepreneur with over 15 years development experience in Africa and health systems.

Kaakpema Yelpaala

Kaakpema Yelpaala

Founder and CEO, access.mobile, Inc


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