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Dr. Kyriacos Koupparis

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Regional Science, Technology and Innovation Advisor, Asia
United States

Dr. Kyriacos Koupparis focuses on building and strengthening networks that promote the integration of science, technology and innovation into development programs in order to accelerate social impact around the world. He currently serves as USAID’s regional innovation expert and provides direct technical support to USAID missions, U.S. embassies and government officials in the Asia region, while liaising with multilateral bodies and foreign government representatives to promote the use of technology for social good. He has worked at USAID and the Department of State for the last five years where he gained experience with open innovation, prizes and challenges, human-centered design, ICT4D, and science partnerships. He worked in 15 countries throughout Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. Kyriacos holds a Ph.D. and a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. He is a graduate of the Management of Technology program at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and has a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Chemistry from Wayne State University.