Regional ICT & Digital Finance Advisor, FHI 360
Josh has over ten years of experience in the international development space, primarily focused on helping people use ICT more effectively to achieve development outcomes. He is currently based in Bangkok from where he works on a number of different activities across Asia. Among those activities, he oversees an effort in Bangladesh to help to expand uptake of digital financial services in agricultural value chains, as well as work in support of the Global Resilience Partnership to identify and support the scale up of high potential digital technologies for positively impacting resilience outcomes. He served as a key technical expert with the FAO and ITU to develop a National e-Agriculture Strategy guide, which he has helped the governments of Sri Lanka and Bhutan to implement. Josh is also the author of a soon-to-be-published module in the World Bank’s ICT for Agriculture e-Sourcebook on ‘Using ICT for Remote Sensing, Crowdsourcing, and Big Data to Unlock the Potential of Agricultural Data.’ He previously led USAID’s FACET project from 2009-2013, which focused on promoting the uptake of ICT in agriculture projects across sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of numerous toolkits on using technology for development, including agriculture specifically, and has conducted trainings on using technology for hundreds of people across more than 10 countries globally.