Unlock Aid Doubles Size of its Coalition 

Group is driving reforms to make international development agencies around the world more innovative and outcomes-oriented

WASHINGTON, DC – Unlock Aid announced a more than doubling of the size of its coalition since the start of the year today, including a mix of startups, nonprofits, and top innovators working in global development. More than half of the new organizations involved are based in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, or Latin America.

Founded by a mix of veterans from USAID, the State Department, and the White House, as well as top global development sector nonprofit and for-profits, Unlock Aid is a new coalition of prominent, pace-setting innovators driving reforms to make global development dollars deliver greater impact.

“The year 2030 will be here before you know it and we are still way too far away from achieving any of the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Walter Kerr, Unlock Aid’s executive director. “We have such a diverse set of innovators coming together to speak with one voice about the urgent need for more results, innovation, and transparency in global development. I can’t wait to start working with all of these incredible groups.”

Unlock Aid’s growing coalition now includes more than 30 organizations that work on a range of SDGs, including hunger, health, and education. In the first half of 2022, the coalition will advocate for a set of reforms to make USAID the most innovative, transparent, and results-oriented aid agency in the world. In November, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced an ambitious reform agenda, which Unlock Aid supports. Later in the year, Unlock Aid will expand its focus to address similar issues at other global development agencies. 

Here is what some new coalition organizations had to say about why they’ve gotten involved:

  • “I am excited to join a coalition that aims to make it easier for innovative – but relatively small – organizations based in low- and middle-income countries to access development aid. EarthEnable’s impact was significantly catapulted due to the Development Innovation Ventures office at USAID, which used a number of mechanisms (e.g. Fixed Amount Awards) that made it easy for our lean start-up to work with them without a lot of paperwork. If more resources could be unlocked that follow this model, I believe it would reach more locally-based organizations and make development aid more efficient and more impactful.” – Gaya Datar, the CEO and Co-Founder of EarthEnable
  • “Nivi is excited to join Unlock Aid and its growing coalition of organizational partners. As a digital marketplace empowering consumers and the health sector in emerging markets, Nivi shares the common vision of US foreign assistance that is focused on results and driven by innovation.” – Ben Bellows, the Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder at Nivi
  • “Due to limited information and transparency it has been extremely difficult for our company to find the right development agency and establish long-term partnerships, even though our organization has a proven, scalable impact model. We strongly believe that, thanks to Unlock Aid, we will have more access to partnerships with aid agencies and can better scale-up our solution across the African continent.” – Tobias Reiter, the CEO and Co-Founder at VIEBEG
  • “We can’t afford to take a “business as usual” approach to development assistance. We need new service delivery models that can rigorously prove they are changing lives, that are embedded in the communities they serve, and that can scale to serve millions of people. Unlock Aid shares this vision, and offers both transformational and practical policy suggestions to drive necessary reform. We look forward to working together!” – Colin Christensen, the Global Policy Director at One Acre Fund
  • “We are all about systems change. One of the biggest systems we need to improve is how the US government funds international development work. We’re really proud to be a part of the Unlock Aid community, looking for the win-win solutions that will help us all make a bigger difference.” – Curt Bowen, Executive Director at Semilla Nueva
  • “Kountable deeply understands the power that networks unlock when smaller companies join forces to engage large scale partners and we are thrilled to be joining the Unlock Aid network to accelerate global development.” – Chris Hale, Founder and CEO at Kountable
  • “There are countless innovative solutions to global challenges that never have the chance to succeed because they stay hidden in small organizations that aren’t able to break into the current public funding systems. We fully support Unlock Aid’s mission to bridge the gap between USAID funding and grassroots innovation.”  – Audrey Anderson Duckett, the co-CEO of Be Girl
  • “At StaTwig we are excited to support Unlock Aid to democratize access to resources in social impact space and make innovators like us succeed.” – Sid Chakravarthy, Founder and CEO of StaTwig
  • “If the current administration is going to be successful in its New Partner Initiative and push for locally-driven development, there needs to be a systems change in how projects are awarded. Unlock Aid is a coalition that I believe will help bring about this change, and we are excited to be a part of it.” Silvya Riunga, Co-Founder of Nairobi Impact Hub

The list of organizations that have joined Unlock Aid since January include:

  • AInfluence is Africa’s first AI-powered influencer marketing platform, driving positive behavior change to improve health outcomes.
  • Arizona State University was named by US News and World Report in 2021 as the most innovative university in the United States for the 7th year in a row. 
  • Be Girl creates high-performance period products, delivers age-appropriate education, and fights stigma so that all girls and women can own, understand, and love their bodies.
  • Conservation X Labs is a technology and innovation company that creates solutions to stop the extinction crisis.
  • EarthEnable creates custom-developed earthen floors that eliminate unsanitary dirt floors.
  • Eneza Education builds simple mobile technology that improves education outcomes.
  • Impact Hub Nairobi connects entrepreneurs and innovators to each other, as well as to large organizations, investors and the public sector. Why? To enable inclusive and sustainable innovation at scale.
  • Instiglio works with governments and global development practitioners to enhance the effectiveness of policies and programs.  
  • Kountable is a global trade and technology platform that enhances trust, transparency and audibility in procurement and supply chains. 
  • MARAMOJA is leading a revolutionary movement towards a socially-powered on-demand economy to make transportation to schools faster, safer, and more reliable.
  • Nivi is the conversational marketplace for health that helps individuals navigate decisions about their personal health, while enabling providers to reach larger patient populations at lower cost.  
  • One Acre Fund provides a complete bundle of services to almost 1.5 million smallholder farmers across Africa, so they can grow more food and earn more money
  • Philips is one of the world’s leading medical technology firms. 
  • Publish What You Fund is the global campaign for aid and development transparency.
  • SaveLIFE Foundation is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to improving road safety and emergency medical care across India. 
  • Semilla Nueva fights malnutrition and poverty with better corn. 
  • StaTwig is blockchain powered supply chain visibility solution that is preventing failures in vaccines and other critical supply chains.
  • VIEBEG builds modern tools for stakeholders in the medical supply chain to ensure that medical products are always available and accessible.  
  • ZUMI empowers women micro-entrepreneurs with commerce and financial services to start and scale their businesses. A B2B marketplace where entrepreneurs can secure essential inventory, working capital and logistics.

About Unlock Aid

Unlock Aid is a global coalition of committed individuals and innovative organizations working to drive reforms at global development institutions needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Devex recently named Unlock Aid one of 22 global development organizations to watch in 2022.

For more information, please contact Amanda Arch at [email protected]

Philips Joins Unlock Aid to Make USAID the Agency of the Future

WASHINGTON — Philips, a global leader in health technology joined Unlock Aid today, becoming the first multinational to join the fast-growing coalition of global innovators. Founded by a mix of veterans from USAID, the State Department, and the White House, as well as leading international development sector innovators, Unlock Aid is driving reforms to make global development agencies like USAID more innovative and results-oriented.

“USAID can become the agency of the future, leading the charge to incubate and scale the innovations we need to confront immense global challenges from pandemics to climate change,” said Unlock Aid executive director Walter Kerr.

“The world’s most innovative public and private sector players have untapped scientific and technological expertise needed to address humanity’s biggest challenges. As one of the world’s leading medical technology innovators, we are so excited to have Philips as an Unlock Aid partner in our campaign to bring more innovation to bear to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.”

“At Philips, innovation is part of our DNA with over 100 years of experience and nearly $2 billion spent last year alone on R&D at four major innovation centers around the world, including Cambridge, MA,” said Kimberly Mingo, Government Leader for Philips North America.  “With Philips and Unlock Aid, you can combine private sector support for foreign development that will help to improve lives, including those in underserved communities, while also supporting a shared mission to advance health equity and outcomes abroad and at home.”

About Unlock Aid

Unlock Aid is a global coalition of committed individuals and innovative organizations working to drive reforms at global development institutions needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Devex recently named Unlock Aid one of 22 global development organizations to watch in 2022.

For more information, please contact Walter Kerr at [email protected].

About Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and well-being, and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2021 sales of EUR 17.2 billion and employs approximately 78,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

For more information, please contact:

Silvie Casanova

Philips North America

[email protected]

Unlock Aid Receives Major Boost From Outside Funders

Upstart Coalition Raises Resources to Reimagine the Future of Global Development

WASHINGTON — Unlock Aid received a major boost today, announcing funding from two of the world’s leading high-impact philanthropies: Mulago Foundation and Skoll Foundation. Unlock Aid also announced Walter Kerr as its new executive director.

Unlock Aid is a new coalition of prominent, pace-setting innovators driving reforms to make global development dollars deliver greater impact. Its founders include a mix of veterans from USAID, the State Department, and the White House, as well as top global development-sector nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

“We’ve seen what public institutions can do when they have a singular focus on driving innovation and delivering results,” said Kerr. “This kind of thinking gave us three vaccines in a year and put a man on the moon.”

“Now we need our public institutions again to meet 21st century challenges like climate change and pandemic response, but too many of them are handcuffed by rules, strategies, and business practices created many decades ago,” he added. “With Mulago and Skoll’s support, Unlock Aid is positioned to drive reforms to help public institutions around the world meet this moment. We invite anyone who shares our vision for change to get involved.”

Unlock Aid’s global strategy starts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where Administrator Samantha Power has outlined an ambitious reform agenda. This includes working more closely with innovators based in the Global South to confront climate change, mass migration, pandemics, and rising authoritarianism, among other challenges.

Mulago and Skoll will support Unlock Aid’s charitable activities, including to provide funding for research and staff.

“Unlock Aid is poised to upend the status quo in development funding,” said Mulago Foundation CEO Kevin Starr. “This is a prime moment with big promises coming out of USAID. Unlock Aid can seize the current momentum in Congress and the Administration to advance its policy platform to help the agency deliver greater impact.”

“There are so many organizations and private philanthropies doing great work around the world, but Skoll and Mulago understand that to deliver impact at scale there’s no way around it: we need our public institutions in the mix,” said former White House official and Unlock Aid advisory board member Sonal Shah. “That’s why their support for Unlock Aid is so critical.”

The Mulago Foundation’s mission is to meet the basic needs of the very poor. The way they do that is to find and fund organizations with 1) high-impact, scalable solutions, and 2) the commitment and capacity to drive those solutions toward their full potential. Mulago does not fund projects – they fund organizations that are developing, proving, and moving important solutions to scale. Their funding is unrestricted and continues as long as they believe that the organization is still on the path to impact at scale.

The Skoll Foundation seeks to catalyze transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing social entrepreneurs and other social innovators who together advance bold and equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Jeff Skoll, the first employee and first president of eBay, created the Skoll Foundation in 1999 to pursue his vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity for all.

Led by CEO Don Gips, the Skoll Foundation is at an exciting inflection point in its two-decade-long history. With equity at the center of its evolving strategy, the Foundation seeks to fundamentally shift the trajectory of urgent global challenges including health and pandemics, inclusive economies, climate action, effective governance, and racial justice. In this evolving strategy, the Foundation is widening its aperture to include support of social innovators beyond social entrepreneurs alone, such as system orchestrators and movement builders who work together and across sectors to drive change.

Walter Kerr is the executive director and a co-founder of Unlock Aid. He is a former US diplomat and technology executive.

Small step for USAID; Giant leap for Unlock Aid

Administrator Power recently took an important first step, describing “A New Vision for Global Development,” but we all know that delivering significant reform is a more challenging marathon. That’s where we fit in: past Administrators haven’t had the allies for change that our Unlock Aid community represents, and we’re already making a difference. Here’s one example how:

Two weeks ago, USAID published guidance for a public tender associated with its largest project, the multi-billion dollar NextGen Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) initiative. Many of you flagged that language buried in the tender’s Q&A was problematic and, frankly, inconsistent with Administrator Power’s vision:

“The offeror and each subcontractor that the prime requests to be approved at the IDIQ level must include a complete copy of its most current NICRA or other documentation from its cognizant Government Audit Agency (GAA).”

You explained that this clause created requirements so restrictive that few organizations outside of the US government’s legacy contractors could comply. The result? Big contractors started cutting less-established players from their proposals because they didn’t want to risk submitting “noncompliant” bids.

Unlock Aid immediately shared our community feedback with USAID leadership. We also shared it with the media and our friends in Congress for good measure.

Last Friday, USAID took action to address the issue by revising its guidance to enable prime contractors to work with a more diverse partner base. While this welcome news came too late for some primes that had already firmed up their proposed consortia, this at least a positive step that provides USAID a path forward for its future tenders.

The Unlock Aid community wants to see big, structural reform to the ways that development partners like USAID do business. But process is also policy, so while we’re going to keep working with Congress and other parliaments to drive the big changes, we also want to help development agencies do better in the day-to-day. To that end, we’re ready to deploy this playbook again, this time for the $400 million “Global VAX” initiative, announced by USAID Administrator Samantha Power on December 6.

We’re still waiting on details from the Administration about how it plans to spend Global VAX resources, but rest assured we stand ready to help USAID live up to Administrator Power’s vision and, ultimately, get shots in arms. We would greatly appreciate your feedback, stories or ideas about both the Global VAX initiative and, more generally, how institutions like USAID can better identify and scale solutions in the global vaccination effort.

Can Administrator Power Avoid a $2,000,000,000 Mistake?

UPDATE: USAID revised its guidance in line with our recommendations. Thank you, USAID! While this welcome news came too late for some primes that had already firmed up their proposed consortia, this is at least a positive step that provides USAID a path forward for its future Global Health Supply Chain tenders.

Original post:

Last month Administrator Samantha Power said all the right things when she pledged to diversify USAID’s partner base to bring far more innovation and results to the world’s largest aid agency. Now her team has the chance to make much-needed changes to a multi-billion dollar investment before it locks out new partners.

Let’s break it down:

The multi-billion dollar NextGen Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) initiative is the USAID’s largest project, with the important goal of getting essential medicines to vulnerable people around the world. It is hard to think of a USAID initiative that requires more innovation and a diverse partner base to achieve its goals than this one.

Now one of its first phases is live on the USAID website, and while its title may be a mouthful – “NextGen Comprehensive Technical Assistance for Health Supply Chain and Pharmaceutical Management (CompTA), or RFP No. 7200AA21R00009” –  the estimated value of $2-2.49 billion makes this a whopper of a public tender.

Last week, in response to an RFP Q&A, USAID provided the following guidance regarding which organizations major government prime contractors could subcontract:

“The offeror and each subcontractor that the prime requests to be approved at the IDIQ level must include a complete copy of its most current NICRA or other documentation from its cognizant Government Audit Agency (GAA).”

Simple, right?

Remember, this isn’t just for the prime contractor that gets the work. The requirements will extend to all “each subcontractor.”

In our experience, these kinds of overly prescriptive requirements exclude all but USAID’s legacy partners and big contractors from competing. Very few small businesses, local organizations and other partners that have never worked with USAID in the past will be able to participate if the procurement isn’t updated. Do you have a NICRA or GAA-approved documentation?

While the underlying RFP was cumbersome for many smaller players to comply with in the first place, it at least provided alternative ways for organizations to demonstrate to USAID proof of their good financial standing in lieu of having a NICRA or GAA-approved documentation. With the new Q&A guidance, however, government prime contractors and their subcontractors are now confused: Do the alternatives outlined in the underlying RFP still apply? Or does this new Q&A language mean that those alternatives are no longer permissible and every organization involved in this bid must now produce a NICRA or GAA-approved documentation which, let’s face it, few smaller partners will be able to do?

Prime contractors don’t want to risk losing this big tender because they proposed to work with organizations that USAID would now consider “noncompliant.” We’ve heard through our coalition of innovators that in the few days since this new guidance came out, many prime contractors have told dozens of smaller partners that it is not worth the risk to include them on their bids, even though these are the very innovators and local organizations that Administrator Power says she wants to attract. In some cases, prime contractors have dropped as many as two-thirds of their partners and/or downgraded their status to that of “resource partner.” In other cases, primes have dropped smaller partners completely.

So what can be done?

First of all, USAID opportunities typically allow for alternatives such as de minimis accounting when an organization does not have a NICRA, but in the case of this GHSC tender, these kinds of alternatives do not appear to be allowable, and it is now unclear if the alternatives that USAID initially outlined in the underlying RFP are applicable anymore. At the very least, that needs to change. We urge USAID to revise or delete this Q&A language, or provide more clarification if their intent was not to cut out smaller partners, local organizations, and best-in-class innovators.

As this is one of the first in a series of GHSC procurements, we further urge USAID to avoid the use of such overly narrow requirements in future GHSC-related opportunities, or in future procurements related to the new Global VAX initiative, which Administrator Power announced yesterday. Instead, the agency should move in the opposite direction by making it easier for innovators, new partners, and local organizations to participate.

We’re standing by.

Unlock Aid, New Organization of Innovative Development Leaders, Launching to Make USAID More Effective


September 15, 2021

New Organization Brings Together Innovative Development Leaders in Push for Better Solutions

Unlock Aid Aims to Make U.S. Assistance More Effective

WASHINGTON — Today, a group of prominent, pace-setting development leaders are launching a new organization, Unlock Aid, with the goal of pushing international development agencies to become more results-driven and innovator-friendly. These organizations – located from Silicon Valley to Nairobi – are banding together to take their agenda to the Biden Administration and to Congress to drive forward a set of reforms that are essential to meeting 21st-century challenges, such as climate change and pandemic response.

As its first act, Unlock Aid’s members have sent a letter to USAID Administrator Samantha Power, urging her to undertake steps that will attract the world’s best innovators to work with the United States’ premier development agency – something that doesn’t happen enough now. The letter reads in part: “To meet the challenges of the 21st century, USAID needs to attract the world’s best innovators, both inside and outside of the agency, and creating the conditions for this to happen will require hard work, policy changes, and leadership. Consider Unlock Aid a partner in these efforts.” The full text of the letter can be found here and below.

Unlock Aid is comprised of 20 CEOs and representatives from some of the world’s most innovative development organizations. Its Advisory Board includes Sonal Shah, Ambassador John Simon, Minister Gyude Moore, Walter Kerr, Maeve Magner, and Maura O’Neill.

Here’s what some Unlock Aid members had to say about why they’ve joined this effort:

  • “This coalition of high-impact and transformative technology firms brings together the ideas that USAID and international development as a whole strives for: innovation at scale, private sector engagement, and resilient solutions to development challenges. Fraym is proud to be amongst the founding members of the group.” — Ben Leo, Co-Founder & CEO, Fraym

  • “USAID historic leadership in improving lives of people globally and Ambassador Power’s consistent and bold clarion call for action throughout her career is the perfect mash-up for taking the next step that Unlock Aid calls for. It will unleash the world’s innovators to drive faster, cheaper, better results for all.” — Advisory Board Member Maura O’Neill, former Chief Innovation Officer at USAID

  • “To have a shot at solving some of the existential problems ahead, international development agencies have to find ways to innovate, source and scale proven ideas, and put results over inputs.” — Advisory Board Member W. Gyude Moore, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and Liberia’s former Minister for Public Works

  • “The organizations involved with Unlock Aid offer high impact, cost-effective alternatives to traditional aid delivery models. Parsyl is excited to join forces with so many other companies who are pioneering new technologies and sustainable business models to address health and poverty around the world.” — Ben Hubbard, Co-Founder and CEO of Parsyl

  • “A change will only happen if we engage in constructive and honest dialogue between governments, ‘Big Dev’, and innovative companies. We look forward to having that dialogue and are proud to be founding members of Unlock Aid.” — Steffen Tengesdal, CEO of BAO Systems

  • “Numerous private sector companies and innovators stand ready to support USAID and other international development agencies as they seek to combat pandemics, climate change, and extreme poverty. Many even bring outside investment to the table. Changing the rules and incentives that handicap these agencies can unlock this expertise and funding. Premise is proud to support this effort.” — Maury Blackman, President and CEO of Premise Data

  • “Zipline was founded on the belief that technology can solve some of the world’s most pressing development challenges. We are ready to work with USAID and other agencies to transform the sector to become far more focused on leveraging innovation and prioritizing solutions that deliver results.” — Keller Rinaudo, Co-Founder and CEO of Zipline

  • “As the world’s largest funder of development assistance, the United States Government cannot afford to disregard the powerful innovations the private sector can bring to solving some of the world’s most intractable problems.” — Advisory Board Member John Simon, US Ambassador (retired) to the African Union and former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

  • “With a visionary leader like Samantha Power at the helm of the world’s largest development agency, we have an unprecedented opportunity to meet today’s global crises. Zenysis is proud to join other sector innovators to co-found Unlock Aid to help bring far more innovation and results to international development.” — Sara Pacqué-Margolis, Vice President for Growth, Zenysis

For more information, please contact Unlock Aid Co-Founder and Advisory Board Member Walter Kerr at [email protected] or Unlock Aid Co-Founder and Interim Executive Director Macon Phillips at [email protected].

Text of letter from Unlock Aid to USAID Administrator Samatha Power:


Administrator Samantha Power

United States Agency for International Development

Washington, DC


September 15, 2021

Dear Administrator Power,

Congratulations on your appointment as USAID Administrator. President Biden made an excellent choice by selecting someone with your experience and vision to lead America’s premier development agency in this difficult time.

We are writing to introduce Unlock Aid, a group of pace-setting innovators who have come together to catalyze collective action and drive change in innovation within global development. Unlock Aid was created to unleash fully the power, creativity and speed of experienced innovators in development, helping to shape the market and drive faster, more sustainable and less expensive outcomes at scale. We express our commitment to USAID’s success and look forward to partnering with you to transform USAID into one of the most results-oriented, innovative aid agencies in the world.

In June, you put your finger on a systematic, longstanding challenge that, “throughout much of USAID’s history, a majority of projects have been awarded to the same select group of large contractors – a reality that holds back healthy competition [and] limits our exposure to new approaches…”

We agree. Who USAID works with is deeply connected to how it defines needs and gets the job done. When it comes to delivering essential medicines, predicting future disease, tracking mass migration, and responding to climate change, the world’s largest development agency should be applying methods that have driven private sector innovation and use new technologies and solutions that can be implemented at a global scale. There are examples of USAID doing just that, but sadly they are not common enough or the norm.

For example, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, instead of using unreliable and time-consuming modes of transportation for the last-mile distribution of vaccines, USAID could make greater use of new and proven technologies, such as autonomous drones, that can deliver life-saving goods more quickly and reliably. Building on the lessons of HealthCare.gov, the agency could set aside multi-year software development projects in favor of suppliers who can deploy cutting-edge, off-the-shelf software to support health ministries today. Rather than take a “ship and pray” approach to global health supply chains, USAID could utilize better data and technology to improve cold chains and protect the quality of life-saving commodities.

To meet the challenges of the 21st century, USAID needs to attract the world’s best innovators, both inside and outside of the agency, and creating the conditions for this to happen will require hard work, policy changes, and leadership. Consider Unlock Aid a partner in these efforts.

We stand ready to work with you and allies in Congress to help the agency catalyze an era of innovation in global development. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the way forward, as well as to illustrate how our ideas can hasten agency initiatives to promote more locally-led development solutions.

With your bold and determined leadership, USAID can become the enviable model for those looking to drive more innovative and enduring outcomes for prosperity, health, safety, and justice in the countries you operate. We look forward to working with you to realize this ambitious vision.


  • Eugene Kweku Boadu, Director for Corporate Affairs, mPedigree

  • Joanna Bichsel, CEO, Kasha

  • Maury Blackman, President and CEO, Premise Data

  • Nicolas de Borman, CEO, Bluesquare

  • Karen Byrnes, Head of Operations and Impact, Atlas AI

  • Jacqueline Edwards, CEO, Medic

  • Benjamin Thelonious Fels, Founder and CEO, macro eyes

  • Ben Hubbard, Co-Founder and CEO, Parsyl

  • Walter Kerr, Unlock Aid Advisory Board Member

  • Ben Leo, CEO, Fraym

  • Maeve Magner, Unlock Aid Advisory Board Member

  • Minister Gyude Moore, Unlock Aid Advisory Board Member

  • Maura O’Neill, Unlock Aid Advisory Board Member

  • Toby Norman, Co-Founder and CEO, Simprints

  • Keller Rinaudo, Co-Founder and CEO, Zipline

  • Jonathan Stambolis, Co-Founder and CEO, Zenysis Technologies

  • Shamit Shah, Founder and Managing Director, Freight in Time

  • Sonal Shah, Unlock Aid Advisory Board Member

  • Ambassador John Simon, Unlock Aid Advisory Board Member

  • Steffen Tengesdal, CEO, BAO Systems

  • Macon Phillips, Unlock Aid Interim Executive Director

Remarks of Administrator Samantha Power at USAID’s Annual Small Business Conference