Director of Network Activation
Dani Matielo has been working with strategies for digital inclusion in Brazil since 2001. She has a firm belief in the power of linking (people, groups, communities, networks), in order to promote deep social change. Working for the project Acessa São Paulo, a public initiative for digital inclusion conducted by the Government of São Paulo, she participated in the design and implementation of a strategy involving more than 600 telecentres in a network based in community projects called Rede de Projetos (Projects Network). Its goal is to foster the effective use of the technology in the telecentres and promote local development. She's the Director of Network Activation for Ashoka Changemakers and leads a team of highly connected and entrepreneurial Network Coordinators from all around the world, who are responsible to activate and empower the extended Ashoka network that connects with us via Challenges, Courses and Summits.