SPEAKER

Nafessa Kassim

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Nafessa is a former American India Foundation Clinton Fellow who has leveraged her passion for innovation and creativity to work on social change around the world.  Currently she is Director, Business Development at Bamba Group – a real time web based data gathering platform that allows organizations to access, engage, and gain insight from hard to reach target populations in emerging markets on their mobile phones.  Her work has included: poverty alleviation (micro-finance), women’s empowerment post sexual assault, and corporate volunteerism.   Nafessa holds a dual Master’s in Global Public Health & Social Work focused on Social Entrepreneurship from Columbia University.  In her spare time Nafessa is often found breaking into song and dance in public spaces in Washington, DC in order to fulfill her childhood Bollywood dream.

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