Vice-President: Africa at TechSoup Global
Mr. David Barnard is Vice-President: Africa at TechSoup Global. For 13 years prior to that, he was the Executive Director, of SANGONeT, the Southern African NGO Network, one of the few NGOs in Africa involved in the field of information communication technologies serving civil society. Mr. Barnard is an advisory board member of the Graduate School of Public and Development Management, Wits University. He holds a BA (Hons) cum laude, Development Management Stellenbosch University, and resides in Johannesburg, South Africa. David is currently training undertaking a 250km run through the Antarctic wilderness called the Last Desert Race and has dedicated his extreme efforts to raising funds for a Greenpeace campaign to combat climate change in Africa.
Serving 121 countries – including 25 in Africa - TechSoup Global and its network of 63 partner NGOs leverage technology to build NGO capacity towards solving social problems in local communities and fostering global social change. Core competencies include one of the world’s biggest technology philanthropy programs; NGO validation services, social sector data collection and analysis; and catalyzing community-oriented technology innovations. TechSoup Global and the United Nations Development Programme are Global Network Partners with #GivingTuesday and help celebrate local heroes and engage communities around the globe.