Through The Noise
April 14, 2016
Alexis Bonnell of USAID and Steven O’Connor of DAI on Innovation for Poverty Eradication
Through the Noise #166
Alexis Bonnell // Division Chief: Applied Innovation and Acceleration // U.S. Global Development Lab / USAID
Steven O’Conner // Senior Director, Corporate Communications // DAI
Today on Through the Noise we bring you collaborators from different parts of the development world – Alexis Bonnell from USAID, who is an “Innovation Evaganelist” and Steven O’Connor, Communications Director of DAI – an employee owned global development firm. Ms. Bonnell is part of USAID’s new Global Development Lab which is undertaking the challenge of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. Technological advancements have made unprecedented changes possible while harnessing the collective brilliance of humanity. Listen up to learn more about their plans to change the world and maybe some of the strategies they emply will be useful in your own work.
Alexis Bonnell is the Head of Applied Innovation at USAID and is focused on harnessing innovation to address humanities greatest challenges. Alexis has delivered over one billion dollars in development and humanitarian programming in over 25 countries, working with over 200 partners across all sectors of aid.
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
Steven O’Connor is DAI’s Senior Director for Corporate Communications. He oversees internal and external communications for the company, which currently employs some 2,500 people on 150 projects in 92 countries.
DAI is an employee-owned international development company dedicated to shaping a more livable world.