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Public Sector & International Organisations, Private Sector, Civil Society (NGO, Think Tanks)
Germany, United Kingdom, China, United States of America, India, Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Middle East, North Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa

Jessica Berlin helps companies, governments, and nonprofits tackle global challenges with scaleable business and technology solutions. As founder and MD of CoStruct ( ), she builds programs and public-private partnerships that drive both economic growth and development impact.

Jessica is a frequent keynote and panel speaker sought after for both her sharp analyses, insightful commentary, and engaging, free public speaking style.

Her work is grounded in 12+ years of cross-cutting experience in security, foreign policy, economic development, entrepreneurship, and tech innovation in Africa, Asia, Europe, MENA, and the US.

Her TEDx talk on the transatlantic democratic crisis has been described as "brilliant", "moving", and "one of the most powerful and inspiring TED talks" ( ).

Jessica holds an M.Sc. in Political Economy of Emerging Markets from King's College London, a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University, and speaks five languages.

American, German
Chinese, English, French, German, Persian

Keynote speaker and/or panelist at numerous international business, policy, tech, and sustainability events including:

TEDxHamburg - Hamburg, Germany

UN Internet Governance Forum - Berlin, Germany

Atlantic Dialogues Summit - Marrakech, Morocco

German Chamber of Commerce - Nairobi, Kenya

Europa Nova Africa-Europe Conference - Paris, France

African Innovation Week, AU Headquarters - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

021Disrupt - Karachi, Pakistan

German-African Business Day - Berlin, Germany

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Yangon, Myanmar

Techne Summit - Alexandria, Egypt

Helmut Schmidt University - Hamburg, Germany

Inst. for Ecological Economic Research - Berlin, Germany

DHI Labs Impact Conference - Hyderabad, India

Afrolynk Conference - Berlin, Germany

Fab Lab Asia Network Conference - Taipei, Taiwan

Et al.

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