Josh is the USAID Bureau for Resilience, Environment, and Food Security’s Senior Digital Advisor, a position he has served in since 2021. He has close to twenty years of experience working in the technology for development space. Josh is the primary designer of studies on inclusive AI and automation in agri-foods systems, and farmer-centric data governance, as well as the inclusive digital design toolkit and breaking silos through digital technologies guidance note. He has extensive experience in digital agriculture and resilience, particularly in Asia and Africa.

Prior to joining USAID, he ran a technology for development consulting firm, during which he led the development of the digital agriculture strategies for several international donors and organizations. Before that, he worked at FHI 360 for over a decade. During that time, he oversaw USAID-funded efforts in Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar to help expand uptake of digital financial services in agricultural value chains. He has also served as a primary author of the FAO and ITU’s National e-Agriculture Strategy guide, which he helped the governments of Sri Lanka and Bhutan to implement. From 2009-2013, he led USAID’s FACET project, which focused on promoting the uptake of ICT in agriculture projects across sub-Saharan Africa.