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Adam currently works at the Department of Accounting, American University Washington D.C. as an adjunct professor. Adam is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he works for Red Cross as a global innovative finance specialist. In the past, he was CFO for Ashoka, senior advisor for USAID, head of innovative finance for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, resident representative for IFC in Mongolia, and senior vice president for a US$1B private equity fund based in Hong Kong. He has a MBA from Boston University.
The cycles and overview of how community inclusion currencies work
Community Inclusion Currencies (CICs) introduces a replicable mechanism for communities to eradicate poverty by creating connected, inclusive, and sustainable local economies using community currencies and open source blockchain technology. We propose reinventing cash transfer programs to act as a catalyst for communities to develop and trade their...
Ecosystem Focused Financing (EFF) is a new approach to humanitarian assistance centred on value chain development. EFF solutions stretch across value chains to provide commercially viable, practical, repeatable, and interrelated mechanisms that target specific outcomes, like resiliency. RAINWATER HARVESTING FINANCING FACILITY: How it works In Eth...
The workshop (held on the 31st January 2019) brought together a range of financing and migration experts to explore how innovative finance instruments (specifically risk transfer mechanisms) could be developed to support a range of issues relating to migration and displacement. This gathering sought to specifically address the following two questi...
Flow chart of Red Cross volcano catastrophe bond from start to finish
Social Finance was commissioned by the Danish Red Cross to undertake initial scoping work to determine whether an outcomes based approach could support better outcomes for children on the streets in Addis Ababa. This report is based on desk research, telephone conversations and face-to-face meetings undertaken over 10 weeks in June,
To examine the relationship between internal and cross-border displacement or to understand dynamics of internal displacement (this would be primarily descriptive) or to understand the dynamics and drivers of internal displacement (this would be more analytical – trying to understand why people move the way they do)