Rahim Kanani: How did you get involved in working at the intersection of technology and social change?
Erica Kochi: In 2007 I had just started a new job at UNICEF where I was tasked with fostering new types of partnerships that would bring value to the organization. I was fortunate to have a lot freedom to define what this meant. For me this meant working with partners to explore how appropriate technology could help deliver better results for children and women in underserved communities. I decided to focus my efforts here because for the first time – technology for development – had become feasible given the reach and affordability of mobile phones.