the co-founder and Program Director of Geekcorps
, a dot-org which brings high-tech experts to
the developing world, Elisa was at the vanguard of the movement
to bridge the international digital divide. In the first year of
Geekcorps' existence, Elisa was involved in all aspects of Geekcorps
and particularly active in program development. She designed and
built the Geekcorps program, established and oversaw Geekcorps'
Ghana office and Ghana-based program staff, and recruited companies
and tech-experts for the pilot program.
the organization grew, Elisa role shifted to managing international
staff, program supervision and evaluation, researching and building
new program opportunities, and helping out with publicity. Before
Elisa left Geekcorps, she was instrumental in launching the relationship
between Geekcorps and the International
Executive Service Corps , a USAID funded organization
that merged with Geekcorps in mid-2001. Geekcorps is in the process
of expanding its program to other countries. MORE.
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