Krista Baptista

Krista Baptista

Adjunct Lecturer
International Development

Background and Education

Krista Baptista leads the ICT/Geospatial Services team for DAI’s Office of Information and Management Technology. She is responsible for designing, managing, and supporting ICT and geospatial deliverables for DAI projects and for overseeing the team. She is also responsible for DAI’s ICT and geospatial strategy, identifying, and negotiating with key partners and consultants, and supporting related new business efforts. Previously at DAI, she worked in knowledge management, marketing, and business development. In 2006, Krista was Team Leader for the Microenterprise Results Reporting project, where she was responsible for managing a database-driven initiative that collected and reported on global microfinance data. 
She holds an MA in Western Hemisphere and International Economics from SAIS at Johns Hopkins and received her BA in Geography from Clark University.


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Spring 2018 
The aim of this...
The aim of this course is to provide students with a practical, relevant framework to apply participatory and principled approaches to deploying information and communications technologies (ICTs) and digital tools to meet international development goals and improve outcomes in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The course will equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to understand and contribute to the field of technology for development (T4D). Each session will include an introduction to relevant foundational knowledge that will provide an entry point whereby technologies such as mobile phones, sensors, drones and tablets can be designed and deployed to address problems in health, education, agriculture, governance and environmental sustainability. Cross-cutting themes such as information security, policy, gender, and M&E will also be explored. Students will have an understanding of the constraints and benefits of integrating technology into development programs through participatory, hands-on development of a project plan and budget.