Nicolas Friederici

Senior Consultant - Thought Leadership

"Addressing inequality of opportunity in the global digital economy is a century-defining challenge that requires new thinking and approaches at all levels, by all stakeholders, everywhere. To me, Caribou Digital is a unique setting where cutting-edge research and practice on inclusive digital economies come together."

Nicolas contributes to the Strive Community’s thought leadership. He is also a Senior Researcher at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin, where he is based. For 10 years, he has studied how economic development happens in the digital age, and how private-sector-led digital transformation can be made more inclusive. Nicolas completed both his doctorate on African innovation hubs and his postdoctoral research on digital entrepreneurship in Africa at the Oxford Internet Institute. He also holds an MA from Michigan State University and a Diplom (~MA) from the University of Cologne. He has advised and conducted studies for international organizations including the World Bank, ILO, UNCTAD, and GIZ.

Email them at: nicolas@cariboudigital.net

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