5 questions with Innovation Edge’s Sonja Giese

"We often look for solutions outside of the spaces we occupy and yet there are so many unrealized opportunities all around us. One of our approaches is to look for “touch points” that are already at scale within our targeted communities and to design interventions that can be grafted onto these platforms."

Sonja Giese is founding Director of Innovation Edge and successfully bridges policy and practice, and private and public sectors. She has over 20 years of experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs in some of the poorest rural and urban communities in SA. She has engaged extensively with all levels of Government and has been instrumental in national policy reform and systems enhancements which have effectively leveraged massive gains for children.