Gavin Chait

Economist, engineer, strategist, consultant. I am fascinated by the frontiers of human progress: innovation vs ignorance; wealth vs poverty.

I spent more than a decade in economic and business development initiatives in South Africa. I was the commercial lead of open data projects at the Open Knowledge Foundation, and led the implementation of Edo State, Nigeria's first open data portal (a World Bank project), the Pakistan Education Data Portal for HTSPE (a DFID project), Tanzania’s open data project (with the World Bank), open access research data for public health with the WHO, and numerous other open data projects around the world.

Author of 'Lament for the Fallen' published by Transworld in 2016