How to Change the World

APOPO presents at New York Times event.

On November 28th, Chairwoman of the US APOPO Board, Kristen Davis, UK Board members, Gemma Hampson and Susana Frazao Pinheiro , as well as Swiss Director Anna Bouchier attended the How To Academy’s conference "How to Change the World" - an event supported by The New York Times that took place at the Royal Geographical Society in London.  

In 2019 APOPO U.S. transitioned leadership of its U.S. Board from Mari Kuraishi, the founder of Global Giving, to Kristen Davis the former Head of IT at the International New York Times. Kristen’s background and skills are a tremendous asset as APOPO focuses on increasing public knowledge of its important and innovative work, and also branches into new animal detection applications. She currently runs her own consulting firm that helps established companies and startups adapt and integrate new technologies & techniques into their overall business strategy.

Kristen was invited to present APOPO and the work we do to a wide and varied audience (approx. 450 attendees) alongside speakers such as Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Winston, Elif Shafak and many more of the world's leading thinkers and innovators. Her talk got positive reactions from the audience eager to learn more, and interest afterwards notably from journalists, as well as potential partners in the UK. Kristen also took the opportunity of this prestigious British event to announce the imminent launch of the APOPO UK Foundation, making this a first public announcement of our new UK chapter.