Emrys Schoemaker

Senior Director of Advisory & Policy

"Working with an organisation and team that prioritises deep, rigorous research as the basis for translating actionable insights and strategy is a privilege. That our clients value our ethical foundation means we get to work on problems that matter to us all."

Emrys Schoemaker is Senior Director of Advisory & Policy at Caribou Digital. Emrys is a researcher and strategist interested in the interaction between digital technologies and social, political and economic change. At Caribou Digital, his research and advisory work focuses on technologies in emerging markets, including mobile, internet and identification systems. He is a fellow at the London School of Economics, where he gained his PhD examining the relationship between social media and identity. This involved a year of ethnographic research on the interaction of religious identity and Facebook use in Pakistan. Emrys has also worked in strategic communications and development advising governments, donors, multilateral organisations such as the World Bank and United Nations as well as national and international NGOs. He also co-founded iMedia Associates, a media and communications company and Ekatay, a software company providing services to the international development sector. He has a background in community development and mediation, conflict resolution, communications and research and runs workshops on these for a wide range of clients. He is from the Cotswolds in the UK and has worked across South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and lived in Nepal, Pakistan and New York. He is currently based in Amman, Jordan.

Contact them at: emrys@cariboudigital.net

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