GAC Events

View the Global Advisory Council's past and upcoming events here.

Upcoming Events

September 8-15, 2019

Field Visit to Peru

Join us for this special experience to see TechnoServe’s coffee and cocoa work in action, speak directly with beneficiaries, and forge meaningful connections with fellow members and TechnoServe leaders.

Past Events

October 10, 2018

TechnoServe's 50th Anniversary Gala

Join us in celebration of our shared vision to elevate economic opportunity and end poverty around the world. Come raise a glass, transform lives, and celebrate. Our greatest work is yet to come. View more details and purchase tickets here.

August 14, 2018
Council Conversations: From Shopkeeper to Shop Master

This online discussion will highlight one of TechnoServe's thriving projects, the Smart Duka Initiative. Since 2016, this initiative has been working to increase the profitability of nearly a thousand small "mom and pop" retail shops in Nairobi, known locally as dukas. Alice Waweru, TechnoServe's Entrepreneurship Portfolio Lead based in Kenya, will share how this powerful approach is helping to increase store profits by an average of 55%.


June 22, 2018
Fireside Chat at Harvard Club of New York

This event will feature a fireside chat with Esther Kamau, TechnoServe's Regional Deputy Director based in East Africa. Esther will be in town to share experiences from her 12-year tenure at TechnoServe working with women beneficiaries in projects in coffee, youth entrepreneurship, and food fortification.


April 24, 2018
Council Conversations: Can Drones Change Africa's Agricultural Future

This webinar will be hosted by David Galaty, TechnoServe's Regional Director of Research and Innovation. He will share learnings from TechnoServe's Innovation in Outcome Measurement pilot program with 270 farmers in Uganda that assessed the capacity of farmers to use drone-assisted mapping technologies to guide decision-making for their crops and predict future yields.


February 18 - 24, 2018
Field Visit to Ghana

Join us on an unforgettable trip to visit TechnoServe's first project country and learn more about our impact over the last 50 years. You will have the opportunity to speak with TechnoServe beneficiaries firsthand and experience Ghana's rich culture and history with others equally as passionate about our work.