Innovation at Mercy Corps: How to make solutions last

Myriam Khoury, innovation lead at Mercy Corps. Photo by: Mercy Corps

SAN FRANCISCO — Last week, Mercy Corps hosted an event in San Francisco, California, explaining how new technologies and investing in social ventures helps the organization to improve the lives of millions of people.

The global humanitarian group has had a number of people take its lead on innovation, including Ann Mei Chang, who joined from Google and then went on to lead the Global Development Lab at the United States Agency for International Development.

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    Catherine Cheney is a Senior Reporter for Devex. She covers the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology and innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And she frequently represents Devex as a speaker and moderator. Prior to joining Devex, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, worked as a web producer for POLITICO and reporter for World Politics Review, and helped to launch NationSwell. Catherine has reported from all over the world, and freelanced for outlets including the Atlantic and the Washington Post. She is also the West Coast ambassador for the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit that trains and connects journalists to cover responses to problems.