Benjamin Wielgosz
 

As Senior Technical Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist SCOPEinsight, Ben brings significant experience in applying statistical analysis and data science to a wide range of economic development challenges in Asia and Africa. At SCOPEinsight, he is responsible for finding answers to the bigger issues in agriculture.

He graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with dual degrees in Mathematics and Geography, and started out his career as a geographic information system (GIS) specialist for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Pakistan and South Sudan before moving into a spatial data management role at ICF-International. After completing an International Economics degree at American University (AU) he worked with leading Washington think-tanks – the Brookings Institution and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in a range of quantitative analysis roles delivering evidence-based policy solutions for agriculture in Africa and Asia.

Prior to joining SCOPEinsight, Ben was based in Geneva where he has worked as a technology programme manager for the World Economic Forum’s Grow Africa Initiative delivering online investment evaluation and agricultural CSR reporting tools to support public private partnerships in the African agricultural industry.

Since then he has provided business development services to a number of start-ups in African agriculture and technology services including business planning, market research, and impact investment advisement. He publishes perspectives on the African Ag-Tech industry online through LinkedIn – Pulse.