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Rob Baker

Biography

Technology for humanitarian response

Rob Baker was a Round 2 PIF and currently is the Director of the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. He has over fifteen years of experience as a humanitarian aid worker and technologist, focusing on the effective but responsible deployment of emerging technology. Prior to joining Signal, Rob worked in the World Bank’s Innovation Lab, in USAID’s Global Development Lab as a political appointee in the Obama administration, and was COO for Kenyan-based tech company Ushahidi. Rob was also a 2011 delegate of the U.S.-Russian Bilateral Presidential Commission, 2013 White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and is a 2018 N Square Fellow contributing to programs on nuclear de-proliferation and disarmament.