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Joseph Heritage

Joseph Heritage is the Design Lead at Columbia Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Design.  An entrepreneurship and agricultural development specialist he has over eight years of research, project design, and project management experience. He has worked on agrarian-based social enterprises, value chain development, IDP post-conflict resettlement, entrepreneurship accelerator training, sustainable finance mapping, and market access projects with a regional focus in East Africa and Southeast Asia. Prior to Columbia, he lived in Kenya for seven years where he co-founded and managed Freedom Global, a Kenyan social enterprise that employs and educates Internally Displaced Persons working in staple, livestock, and commodity crop value chains. He has worked in Kenya, Rwanda, Mozambique, Thailand, and Indonesia, is proficient in Kiswahili, and completed his MPA in Development Practice at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in May 2017.