Chief, Applied Innovation & Acceleration, US Global Development Lab
Alexis Bonnell is the Division Chief of Applied Innovation and Acceleration in the U.S. Global Development Lab of USAID. Over her career, Alexis has developed and delivered billions of dollars of humanitarian and development programming in over 25 conflict, post-conflict, and emergency countries, in almost every sector from education to stabilization, for more than 30 International Bi-lateral donors, 10 UN agencies, the military, and private sector. She has held positions with every side of development including: implementers, donors, policy makers, and beneficiaries and is proud of her “360 degrees” of development experience. Her more than 20 years of experience in management and communications has provided her incredible opportunities to work on/with: Wall Street, “Dot.coms”, Middle East Peace Plan, Afghan and Iraq Elections, global emergency response coordination and major logistics operations.
Her focus at the Lab is to help convene and connect people and organizations around the world with the most innovative applications of science, technology, innovation, and partnership to accelerate the end to extreme poverty. Alexis is leading the team to champion science and innovation into action, and most recently created the new Global Innovation Exchange, a industry level platform to share all globally relevant development R&D & innovation. Alexis is also the co-author of “Get Your Dream Job”.
Clean Energy • Clean Water • Early Childhood to Primary Education • Economic Opportunity • Education • Environmental Sustainability • Financial Services • Health • Health Delivery • Livelihoods • Peace • Peace and Human Rights • Post-Secondary Education • Responsible Supply Chains • Sanitation • Secondary Education • Smallholder Productivity • Standards • Sustainable Markets • Water Management • Women's and Girls' Education • Youth Job Skills