10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Development Innovation Ventures – A Decade of Open Innovation In Review

Open innovation can accelerate creative solutions to address critical challenges affecting people around the world. Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) - USAID’s open innovation program that invests in evidence-based, breakthrough solutions - is celebrating its 10 year anniversary! This panel will look back on DIV’s audacious start and the impact of its principled approach on the field over the last decade. We’ll hear from innovative DIV awardees whose game-changing work has improved millions of lives.


Devyani Pershad

Head, International Collaborations

Pratham Education Foundation

Gayatri Datar



Jeff Brown

USAID Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)

Jonathan Jackson



Leah Pedersen

Division Chief & Sr. Advisor

USAID Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)

Michael Kremer

University Professor in Economics and the College and the Harris School of Public Policy

University of Chicago

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