Ewa Wojkowska is the Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Kopernik (www.thekopernik.org) an on-line marketplace of technology designed for the developing world. Since its launch a year ago Kopernik has already reached 20,000 people by bringing life-changing technologies – such as solar lanterns, fuel efficient stoves and water purification devices - to communities in the ‘last mile’.
Prior to establishing Kopernik, Ewa spent the past decade working for the United Nations and the World Bank in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Thailand and New York. Throughout her career, Ewa’s work has focused on the empowerment of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. Ewa’s undergraduate study focused on Asian studies, and her graduate specialization was in politics and public policy.