For Immediate Release
Young Innovators & A Special Announcement at USAID’s Frontiers in Development Forum
This panel will shine a spotlight on the work of four dynamic, USAID-funded young innovators under the age of 35, who are reinventing the development frontier. From Texas to Tanzania, and California to Kabul, these young innovators have been transforming lives with fresh solutions for some of the world’s most intractable problems. They include an award-winning scientist, a recent MBA grad, a newly minted PhD student, and an economist-turned-CEO, and are each winners of competitive USAID awards from Development Innovation Ventures. The panel will conclude with an exciting new announcement from Administrator Raj Shah to young innovators everywhere.
June 13th at 4:15 p.m.
Gaston Hall, Georgetown University
- David Auer Bach (Synergy) - “Turning waste into watts” – sustainable sanitation in Kenyan slums
- Bailey Klinger (Entrepreneurial Finance Lab) – “The Personality Factor” – unlocking credit to the Muslim world
- James Long (UCSD) – “Caught on Camera” - Combating Election Fraud in Afghanistan
- Alla Jezmir (EEG-energy) – “The Netflix energy solution” – Lighting Tanzania
The full program can be found at http://frontiers.usaid.gov/
Interested media will need to be credentialed before the event. For more information, please contact Becky Brand at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-683-3115.
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Last updated: May 13, 2015