How can institutions like AIT and innovators (faculty, researchers, and students) participate in the innovation for economic stability process, and see themselves as part of a larger mission?

Date: 15 November 2018

Time: 1:30-3:00 PM

Venue: Room B108, AIT Conference Center



Mr. Psilos will discuss innovations from the entrepreneurial, government, and global development sectors that use mobile technology, data, and other digital and programmatic innovations to address economic volatility and promote economic stability for the world’s poor and vulnerable people. The talk will focus on the explosion of innovation in the global South and how global development leaders can support the emergence of new stability-enhancing public-private models.

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is an international nonprofit working to improve the health and well-being of people in the United States and around the world. We team with governments and civil society to create jobs, educate children, provide lifesaving health care and bring about positive social change. We do this by using research and evidence to design and deliver programs that change behaviors, increase access to services and improve lives. Our staff of more than 4,000 professionals works in more than 60 countries around the world. Their diverse technical expertise and deep understanding of local conditions provide a 360-degree perspective that allows us to develop customized responses to the toughest human development challenges. Learn more at or read about FHI 360’s history in advancing innovation in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

About the Speaker:

Phil Psilos has worked for more than 20 years in innovation, economic, entrepreneurial, and workforce development. Based in Bangkok, he is FHI 360’s Asia-Pacific Technical Advisor for Economic Development and Innovation, Principal Investigator for a global inventory of innovation for economic stability supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, lead writer for a USAID guide to entrepreneurship programming for youth, and a contributor to FHI 360’s global Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship and Youth teams. Previously as a member of RTI’s workforce and economic opportunities team, designed significant higher education, innovation, and workforce development programs in Philippines, Egypt, El Salvador, Liberia, and Haiti, and launched a research partnership with Duke University exploring the new roles of workforce development in global value chain upgrading. Previously he served as an economic development and innovation advisor in the U.S. with Deloitte and the National Governors Association. Phil speaks advanced Spanish and holds an MSc in Economic Geography from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University.

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