Joanne Ke Edelman
The Global Development Incubator (GDI)

Joanne Ke Edelman is a Manager at GDI, where she helps design, build, and launch social impact startups to change traditional practices of global development. At GDI, Joanne serves as the COO of Refugee Investment Network, served as the former COO of Emerging Public Leaders, and has worked extensively with the Global Digital Health IndexPresident’s Young Professionals Program of LiberiaPrecision Agriculture for Development, and Co-Impact. Joanne is also the co-author of “Paradigm Shift: How investments can unlock the potential of refugees”, “State of Digital Health 2019” and “More than the sum of its parts: Making multi-stakeholder initiatives work.”

Joanne joined GDI from the World Bank Group and IFC after earning an MA in Applied Economics from Georgetown University and a BA/MA in Economics and Management from Oxford University. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and sits on the Impact Committee of N Street Village, a DC-based organization serving women experiencing homelessness.

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