Dr. Steven Lichty is I4DI’s  Evaluation, & Research Advisor. He has nearly 15 years of experience with international development in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. These experiences include: design, monitoring, and evaluation of a range of global programs, including those in post-conflict, transitional, and fragile environments; program management in various sectors (grant writing, donor reporting, human resources, logistics, finances, public relations, and strategic planning); and extensive qualitative research in East Africa. He practices a coaching style of leadership to facilitate innovate, collaborative, and culturally sensitive environments. Steven’s education is multi-disciplinary in scope—African politics, development studies, international relations, anthropology, business, economics, and communications. He has a PhD from the University of Florida. His Fulbright-funded dissertation research explored the internal dynamics of churches in Kenya and how these religious pedagogies of political socialization influence socioeconomic development. He also has a Master’s degree from Baylor University, a Bachelor’s degree from Goshen College, and a Certificate in Social Sector Leadership from the Haas School of Business (UC-Berkeley). He maintains an ongoing research interest in cultural and religious worldviews’ impact on theories of change, political anthropology of power and development, holistic analysis of organizational and project performance, and cognitive sociology.

Olivier Payen is I4DI's Economic Development & Education Advisor. Mr. Payen has more than 11 years of experience with Economic Development and International Cooperation programs. He focuses on the intersection between solidarity economy and educational development, with expertise in teaching, youth economic and educational
Vahid Rahic is I4DI’s mobile app developer. He works on developing cross-platform mobile apps and translating code into user-friendly applications using the latest technologies. Mr. Rahic brings to the I4DI software engineering team experience related to developing, implementing, and adopting new technologies for the
Denis Drekovic is I4DI's Digital Tech & Data Science Team Lead. He works on designing and developing new software solutions that enable organizations to effectively manage business intelligence data and utilize evidence-based management decision making. Denis brings to I4DI years of experience in developing enterprise