“At Endeva, I have the opportunity to collaborate with brilliant people who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of many.“
Megan Leahy-Wright is an expert consultant and project manager in the fields of inclusive business, youth entrepreneurship, business model innovations and digital innovations for development, with multiple trainings in design thinking methodology and innovative methods of ideation. Megan holds an MSc in Political Science from the University of North Carolina. She has several years of experience in research and consultancy and project management on a range of international projects for clients including GIZ, UNDP, USAID, the World Bank, DFID and multinational corporations.
During her time at Endeva, Megan has completed a “how-to” workbook for tech and agriculture entrepreneurs in six African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mauritius and South Africa) to replicate proven inclusive ICT for agriculture business models, including a detailed overview of the market opportunities and challenges for ICT4Agri entrepreneurs. Most recently, she has been dividing her time between co-developing Endeva’s Inclusive Innovation 2030 (ii2030), a co-creation event to design digital solutions for inclusive growth, and leading an international team in designing GIZ’s “Make-IT Accelerator,” a 9-month acceleration program for 30 tech entrepreneurs in Kenya and Nigeria with a novel approach to responsible partnerships between African tech startups and international corporates.
Prior to joining Endeva, Megan worked for the Wisconsin state government in the Refugee Services program, where she assisted in finding culturally appropriate health services for the existing and incoming refugee populations. She has also consulted on a project on female reproductive health in Burkina Faso for the GIZ.