How do you empower consumers in the developing world?


Running Time
18m 42s


Toshi Nakamura
Co-Founder & CEO of Kopernik


Toshi tells us about Kopernik, a social enterprise which allows communities within the developing world access to life changing technologies. And how the same communities have shaped the development of the products.

Toshi co-founded Kopernik, technology marketplace for the developing world. Kopernik brings technology to the last mile communities, by connecting innovative life-changing technologies, local partners and funders.

Since its launch in early 2010, 62,000 people benefitted from the life-changing technologies in 11 countries.

Toshi has extensive experience in international development gained during his career with the United Nations living in East Timor, Indonesia, Sierra Leone dealing with governance reform, peace building processes and post-disaster reconstruction.


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