Development Gateway: An IREX Venture's brings together DGers, experts, and friends of the organization for conversations about data and digital for development. Learn more about DG's work, our approach, and lessons learned.
Josh Powell is the Chief Executive Officer at Development Gateway (DG), overseeing DG’s management team and coordinating strategy and overall organizational performance. Over the past decade, Josh has demonstrated experience and a reputation for excellence in working at all aspects of leadership in data for development, at both programmatic and organizational levels. Through his work on various international multi-stakeholder initiatives and in more than a dozen countries globally, Josh has expertise in bridging the gap between global norms, practices, and standards and country needs, systems, and institutions.
Vanessa oversees all DG project teams and partner relationships, ensuring high-quality products and services are delivered to client satisfaction, and ensuring alignment across organizational operations, strategy, and functions. Vanessa has more than 15 years of experience in developing assessment methodologies, conducting assessments, building capacity building curriculums, conducting trainings, and implementing systems and supporting data management, uptake, and usage in a wide range of countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe – with a focus on the management of foreign assistance data and geospatial analysis.