Where's the Funding Episode 9: The Challenges of Matching Funds

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Sep 20, 2023


Our special guest

Jochai Ben-Avie’s career has been centered at the intersection of technology and human rights, as a leader in global policy, advocacy, and philanthropy. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Connect Humanity, a nonprofit fund which provides access to capital and knowledge to underserved communities enabling them to build their own internet infrastructure and take control of their digital futures. He is also a Truman National Security Fellow, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s DFR Lab, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and a Code for Science & Society Board Member. He was previously Mozilla’s Head of International Public Policy and led the Firefox maker’s open source funding arm, where he spearheaded Mozilla’s work on connectivity around the world. Before Mozilla, he was the inaugural Policy Director at Access Now, which under his leadership grew to become one of the largest global digital rights organizations. Earlier in his career, Jochai worked in educational policy, affordable housing, terrorism and reconciliation, and as an advisor to some of the largest foundations in the world. He was privileged to receive his education at Bard College at Simon’s Rock where he graduated summa cum laude and at the University of Oxford’s Lincoln College.