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Toshi Nakamura, Co-Founder and CEO, Kopernik
- Toshihiro Nakamura (Co-Founder and CEO, Kopernik)
Kopernik is a non-profit organization aiming to accelerate poverty reduction by engaging citizens in an online marketplace where technology producers post their innovative technology products, local organizations in developing countries create projects to use these technology products, and individuals can fund specific projects. Kopernik’s Co-founder and CEO Toshi Nakamura, an innovator in the social enterprise field, will explain this multi-stakeholder social business model and detail the successes and contributions made so far by Kopernik in reducing poverty. http://kopernik.info
Tea and soft drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring your own bento.
Co-Founder and CEO, Kopernik
Toshihiro Nakamura co-founded Kopernik in 2010 to connect simple, life-changing technology with people in the last mile. The idea was driven by insights from his extensive career in international development, management consulting and academics. During his ten years with the United Nations (UN) in East Timor, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, the United States and Switzerland, Toshi dealt with governance reform, peace building processes and post-disaster reconstruction. Toshi initiated Sierra Leone’s Open Government Initiative to increase the accountability of government leadership, and consequently made transparency a priority while building Kopernik. Prior to joining the UN, Toshi was a management consultant for McKinsey and Company in Tokyo. He holds an LLB from Kyoto University and MSc Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Toshi is Guest Associate Professor at Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University. Toshi was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2012.