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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / May 4, 2012

Coffee Chat with Grameen Foundation

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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.

Where:  iHub

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.

For more information on Grameen Foundation and our AppLab initiative, participants can visit our websites: and

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.

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Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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  • Simon Gichuki at 22:19:29PM Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    This is Mind blowing.
    Best Regards,


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