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Associate Director, Country Strategy and Partnerships
Diana is a firm believer in the power of ICT to become the largest distribution platform for delivering public and private services to millions of people in urban, rural and poor areas. She is convinced that the mobile platform is the single most powerful way to extend economic opportunities and key services to millions of people and is dedicated to supporting more opportunities for connectivity to flourish.
Before joining DIAL, Diana worked at GSMA, where she shaped some of its most successful mHealth projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Her role entailed forging multi-stakeholder partnerships that supported the delivery of commercially sustainable mobile health services aimed at transforming the lives of underserved communities, with a focus on maternal and child nutrition.
Diana has diversified experience in telecommunications and international development. She previously worked with Airtel Africa’s New Business Development department, where she led the research and product development of innovative mobile services aimed at enabling women to enjoy the benefits of mobile connectivity across Airtel’s 17 African markets, thus increasing digital inclusion. She also worked as a Programs and Social Impact Manager at Soko Inc, an innovative e-commerce platform that applies mobile technology tools to promote ethical fashion and empower marginalized artisans with equal access to international markets and opportunities.