This summer, over ninety Goldman School students are interning in government, nonprofit and private agencies throughout the US and the world.
Cesar Manuel Zulaica is working in southeast Asia with the for-profit social enterprise agency Next Billion, which explores the connection between development and business. Cesar is piloting several data-gathering applications including a project in Indonesia that is using one such app to follow up on the sanitation conditions and community behavior around water use. He is also working in Vietnam, interviewing small shop owners, households and communities to gather information about water treatment, eating habits, etc., that will help businesses grow in awareness of the demand for basic services or goods that could improve quality of life.
“The scope of these tests is to find ways in which these data tools can be helpful for both for-profit and nonprofit companies to better engage the communities they serve, including those that are hard to reach,” says Cesar.