Nick Martin is an educator, technologist, and social entrepreneur with international peacebuilding and development expertise.
He is the founder and president of TechChange, a Washington DC-based social enterprise that has developed a unique, scalable, and interactive model for technology training in international development. To date, TechChange has prepared over 4,000 alumni from over 100 countries to apply technology effectively and appropriately in response to global challenges. TechChange has also worked with a number of organizations including the World Bank, USAID, State Department and the UN Foundation to deliver custom online and hybrid courses to audiences around the world. The TechChanage model for technology training in international development has been featured in the New York Times, Economist, Fast Company, PBS NewsHour and a number of other publications.
Nick has received several awards and fellowships for his contributions to education, technology and social change including: the PopTech Social Innovation Fellowship (2013), the International Youth Foundation's Global Fellowship (2009) and the Society for International Development’s Rice Award (2014 Runner-up).
He is also an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University Elliott School where he teaches courses on technology for crisis response and mobile phones for international development. Nick received his BA with honors from Swarthmore College and holds an MA in Peace Education from the United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE).
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