Sarah Wilson

Staff
Sarah Wilson

Program Manager (Solutions Lab)

Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies, specialising in International Relations and Asian Studies and a masters degree in Development Studies. She has a passion for community development which has lead her to travel from her native Australia to work in Japan, the United Kingdom, Cambodia and Indonesia. She is an advocate for social entrepreneurship, believing that business and development must go hand in hand to reduce poverty. In her role as Program Manager of Kopernik’s Solutions Lab Team, her appetite for creative thinking and a determination to solve problems in low-resource settings is met on a daily basis through the challenges of delivering the enormous variety of projects Kopernik is involved in.

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Kopernik in action:
26 September 2017

MEASURING EFFECTIVENESS: KOPERNIK'S M&E INSIGHTS FROM LAST MILE COMMUNITIES IN INDONESIA »

At the beginning of this year, Kopernik introduced a new series of projects called ‘experimentation projects’ as part of our commitment to find what works to reduce poverty in the last mile. The nature of experimentation is characterized by trial and error, an approach of “try, fail, learn, repeat”. However, this leads to a fundamental question; When failure is part of the process, how do we measure our effectiveness?

By Sarah Wilson

Kopernik in action:
14 August 2017

KOPERNIK AND PHILIPS LIGHTING INDONESIA RENEW PARTNERSHIP TO LIGHT UP MORE REMOTE VILLAGES »

Kopernik is delighted to announce a renewed partnership with Philips Lighting Indonesia for the Kampung Terang Hemat Energi (Bright and Energy Saving Villages) initiative. We have been selected for the second time as the implementing partner for the initiative, committing to distribute nearly 1,200 solar light technologies throughout four districts of Indonesia over the next 12 months.

By Sarah Wilson

Kopernik in action:
18 January 2017

A new year comes with a new approach to finding what works »

With the New Year comes new year’s resolutions, new beginnings and excitement for what the year ahead may bring. For Kopernik, 2017 is a year full of innovation potential. This year we are throwing ourselves headfirst into a new series of projects that we call ‘experimental’ projects. Why experimental? Because only by testing and experimenting with ideas will we find a solution that works.

By Sarah Wilson

Inventor stories:
21 May 2014
We partnered with Sawyer to distribute Sawyer PointONE water filters during the Philippines Emergency Response

Clean Water Saves Lives »

In late 2013 Kopernik connected Sawyer PointONE water filters with typhoon-devastated communities in the Philippines. The Sawyer filters provided thousands of litres of safe drinking water a day, helping to prevent illness from waterborne diseases. We recently spoke with Amy Stead, Sawyer’s Humanitarian Liaison, to learn more about how Sawyer’s simple water filter techno

By Sarah Wilson

Inventor stories:
21 April 2014
Rahul Panicker with the Embrace Nest

A Warm Embrace for Newborn Babies »

With a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, you might expect Rahul Panicker to be immersed in the Silicon Valley world of high-tech devices. Instead, he has dedicated his life to serving communities where access to electricity ranges from unreliable to non-existent.

By Sarah Wilson