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Chanda Burrage is a geographer, social entrepreneur & advisor of international affairs, markets and livelihoods.

Prior to pursuing graduate education in geography and international affairs, Chanda provided research and project management leadership in biomedical research at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at Wake Forest University. More recently, she has served as the program manager for NSF-funded CarbonEARTH at Penn State and research director for the MIT-CUNY Community Care of Brooklyn participatory action research study in Brownsville-East New York.

Chanda has participated in and managed sustainable Information technology, Public infrastructure and civil society projects in Nigeria, Benin (water wells), Kenya (telemedicine), Ethiopia and Djibouti (commodity chain/vulnerability/civil society).

She presently works with individuals and organizations in efforts to drive sustainable innovations that improve local environments, businesses and livelihoods through market-led and community based initiatives.