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I am passionate about:
I am passionate about Africa (the continent), design and social entrepreneurship. I have led several initiatives to promote decentralized energy, water, and farming solutions for rural areas in more than 25 countries around the world.
A little known fact about me is:
I once died when I was 3. My heart stopped after having an allergic reaction to penicillin. The doctors tried for more than 3 min to get my heart beating again.
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Las Lajas, Panamá, Panama
Engineer. Entrepreneur. Designer.
Developfy | Light Up Africa | Innospce
I love to build things. I am an engineer, designer, entrepreneur, and startup advisor, mentoring multiple startups, a Starting Bloc Fellow, Sandbox Member and Chicago Ambassador, ThinkImpact Fellow Selectee, and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
What excites me:
Building things. I am interested in the critical nexus between global development and economic solidarity and the role of technology and design to mitigate its environmental and socio-economic impacts; with a focus on developing economies.
@mattridenour I think it's a bit too soon to be thinking about solutions as our understanding of the problem has not yet been fully realized. Similarly, as this is not a personal project of mine, I can only speak on what I see. While I do think the approach is novel, I believe we must first work to better understand the socio-economic consequences of implementing innovative technology solutions locally so that we may better understand how to implement a framework appropriate for the developing world (HDI Index 7 - 10). With this said, my key learnings have been highlighted above as part of the "What is a provocation or insight..." question above. ;) Regarding your second question, I am currently working on http://www.developfy.com. Developfy is the world's first impact knowledge platform that allows beneficiaries to quickly learn the successes and failures of those working on similar challenges.