Alex Nana-Sinkam currently manages innovation programs focused on international development at OpenIDEO, IDEO’s open innovation portfolio. 8 years in the social sector has led her to San Francisco, Kenya, South Africa and Southern India focusing on youth empowerment and education, philanthropic research and evaluation, and design of community based programs. She has supported TechCamps as a trainer and facilitator in Bangkok, Thailand and Port au Prince, Haiti, focusing on economic empowerment of small business owners and collaboration across diverse cultural divides. In another life, she worked in new business strategy and product development for a large tech company. Ask her more about: education technology in developing contexts, mental health awareness, science fiction (all mediums) and growing up in the Republic of the Congo.