Jesus Melendez Vicente is as a Senior Technology for Development Adviser at Mercy Corps, with a regional focus on Africa and a technology focus on telecommunications, digital inclusion, development, and connectivity. Jesus career spans over 17 years in technology and business consulting and solution implementation in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and is a passionate Digital Humanitarian. He has worked on complex tech-related initiatives in challenging environments such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, and Yemen. His numerous ICT4D projects include digital access, connectivity, supporting communication service providers, and advancing governmental digital transformation efforts. Jesus has a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, is fluent in English and Spanish, and has beginner proficiency in French. In his spare time, he coaches rugby, enjoys cooking and is an avid runner, sailor, and skier!