The one year program starts October 1st in San Francisco. William will work on products and services for subsistence farmers and other people lacking resources in Africa and Southwest Asia.
The IDEO.org Global Fellowship Program fosters social sector leaders of the future. By bringing together talented people from the design, business, and social sectors, IDEO.org Fellows are working, learning, growing and innovating to make the world a better place.
ideo.org is the non-profit arm of perhaps the most celebrated product and services design firm in the world, IDEO. David Kelley, its founder received an honorary doctorate from Dartmouth in the same ceremony as William and gave the commencement speech at Thayer School of engineering the day before. Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO was there seven years ago when William spoke TEDGlobal 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania.
William was one of four selected from 650+ applicants, most of whom have spent considerably more years in their fields of endeavor. Thank you to ideo.org and IDEO's Jocelyn Wyatt, Patrice Martin, Jessie Chamberlin, Kristin Riger, David Zhou, Joerg Student, Diego Rodriguez, and Tim Brown.