- Megan Garcia - Senior Fellow & Director, New America CA
- Arezoo Miot - Program Director, Tech Women, Institute for International Education
- Oliver Petzold - Assistant Director for Resource Development, Asia Foundation
- Rajiv Khanna - Director of Learning and Evaluation, IDEX (moderator)
Megan Garcia is Senior Fellow & Director, New America CA, exploring how the work of New America’s programs links to exciting local approaches to problem solving taking place on the west coast. She is an expert on national security policy and writes about how it can be better informed by the processes deployed in Silicon Valley and other centers of innovation.
Arezoo Miot oversees communications efforts and is the logistical genius behind day-to-day operations and project execution. Fascinated by the power of technology to promote social empowerment and positive change, Arezoo’s interests include women’s empowerment, digital media strategy, and capacity building.
Oliver Petzold works with The Asia Foundation (TAF)’s field offices in Asia to develop new program initiatives for funding from private sector sources, including corporations, family foundations, and individuals. He initially joined The Asia Foundation in 2009 as a Junior Associate with the Economic Development team and his tenure has included a great deal of collaboration with all of TAF’s theme units as well as temporary duty assignments with field offices in Asia.
Rajiv Khanna is engaged in strategy development, assisting program staff in linking impact evaluation with ongoing program planning and improvement, and positioning IDEX as a learning resource for grassroots development. He plays a leading role in organizing the IDEX Academy and developing learning resources aimed at engaging and educating a new generation of culturally competent international development professionals.
IDEX identifies, evaluates, and grows the best ideas from local leaders and organizations to alleviate poverty and injustice around the world. IDEX connects a passionate and engaged network of supporters to the visionary leaders and organizations creating lasting solutions to their communities’ most pressing challenges.
The IDEX Young Professionals Group (ypg) is made up of passionate individuals from a variety of backgrounds who are dedicated to grassroots poverty alleviation and social justice in the global south and raising awareness and funds for IDEX partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region.
Special thanks to the Asia Foundation for hosting us.
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