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Please join us for a coffee chat next Wednesday, May 9, with David Edelstein, Grameen Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Solutions and Regions.
When: Wednesday, May 9th at 11-12pm
The event will start with a presentation on “Bridging the Information Gap” where David will talk about Grameen Foundation’s ICT4D work both globally and in Sub-Saharan Africa, touching on common mobile development issues, the importance of impact measurement, and Grameen Foundation’s approach to addressing some of these challenges. The presentation will be followed by a half-hour discussion/Q&A with those in the audience.
David Edelstein, Senior Vice President, Solutions and Regions
David Edelstein is Senior Vice President of Grameen Foundation’s Solutions and Regions. As a leader of Grameen Foundation’s work in technology, he guides programs that create innovative and sustainable approaches to employing technology for the benefit of the world’s poor. This includes efforts to develop services that can be accessed on widely available mobile phones, in domains such as health and agriculture, to improve lives and livelihoods. It also encompasses efforts to enable the poor to manage their finances using mobile phones.
Before joining Grameen Foundation, David spent three years at Microsoft, designing business models to provide affordable technology products for people in emerging markets. David also worked in Brazil for four years with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he developed business strategies tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses in developing countries. Previously, David conducted economic analyses and evaluated public policy with the White House Council of Economic Advisers and with Resources for the Future. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Economics from Colby College and a Master’s degree in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University.