Harriet Blest Country Manager, Human Network International
Harriet Blest is the Country Manager for Human Network International, an ICT4D organisation that provides organizations and individuals with the opportunity to use ICT in innovative, productive, and sustainable ways. Prior to joining HNI, Harriet worked on the Fund Development team at the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, a WASH capacity building NGO based out of Calgary. Before moving to Canada, Harriet managed East Africa for a biotech company who developed the world’s first smartphone-based point-of-care integrated mobile diagnosis and decision support system. Harriet has also spent time in Ghana conducting HIV research. Before moving into International Development, Harriet worked in both the public and private health sectors in the UK. Harriet joined HNI at the end of 2015 to further the organization’s growth in Nigeria. She holds a BSc in Human Sciences from University College London.