Jonathan Kalan
The (BoP) Project

Jonathan Kalan is an internationally published journalist, photojournalist and blogger specializing in social innovations in emerging markets. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Jonathan has traveled to over 40 countries and worked with nonpro?ts, social enterprise start-ups, and media companies in a wide range of capacities – from business development to mobile technology and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Currently, as founder of The (BoP) Project, Jonathan is reporting on the narrative of "potential" behind the veil of poverty in emerging economies, through the lens of social entrepreneurs across East Africa. He lives and works in the spaces where technological innovation, social justice, and media converge

His work has appeared in BBC, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, The Toronto Star, The Huffington Post, Global Post, The Star (Kenya), Stanford Social Innovation Review, Makeshift Magazine,, and The Christian Science Monitor among others.

He is Nairobi’s Sandbox Co-Ambassador, and a Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards 2011 Finalist. Before moving to Africa in 2010, Jonathan was managing the Mobile Fundraising and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives for Causecast, where he launched the Cause Integration blog.

Jonathan is currently based in Nairobi, Kenya. You can follow his adventures on twitter at @kalanthinks, or reach him at

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