I’ve spent a long time advocating for the use of technology in developing countries. I’ve always believed that when used appropriately technology can be a game changer for solving complex issues. Unfortunately, I’ve seen a lot of projects, those with the best intentions, fail horribly due to a lack of understanding about how people use technology. And upon reflecting on my own...
Technology, Culture, and Innovation
It’s the intersection of technology and culture that gets me excited about the future. I’m passionate about finding ways that technology can help change people’s lives. It’s this passion for people and technology that led me to a program manager role at DAI, on their USAID project: Development Innovations.
I now focus on technology research and design for agencies based in South East Asia. I am also serving as the Innovation and Technology Advisor for Alongsiders International, working to design and implement technology within a grassroots movement across 16 countries. I’m excited about the future of technology in developing countries and how we can use it to make people’s lives better.