David Woolnough

FCDO

David Woolnough

Speaker Bio


Deputy Director Research (Tech & Innovation) in the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). Over 25 years of experience sparking innovations and building successful partnerships with academics, innovators and the private sector, tackling global challenges from clean energy to mobile banking, and safe water to assistive tech - establishing some of FCDO’s most innovative strategic tech for good partnerships.  Previously leading the research & innovation team on climate, energy & water in UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and in Malawi leading DFID’s work on Growth & Resilience.