Jared Ford

Senior Advisor for Technology Innovation

Jared Ford

Jared Ford is an advisor for innovation and technology at NDI, where he has designed global policy and directed political technology programs in dozens of countries. His specialties include technology strategy to impact governance, advocacy, organizing, and oversight activities. His leadership skills have been applied to building political and civic organizations, safeguarding elections, and promoting citizen participation. Prior to joining NDI, Ford was a Legislative Assistant for Senator Patrick Leahy. He previously worked on peace technology as a consultant at the United States Institute of Peace and interned for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Ford holds a Master’s in Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University’s School of International Service, and a BA in Psychology from Amherst College. 

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Brainstorming city priorities and next steps.
By Jared Ford | January 31, 2017
OpenGov & Technology in Mojokerto, Indonesia
Brainstorming city priorities and next steps.
By Jared Ford | January 19, 2017
OpenGov & Technology in Tangerang, Indonesia
Citizen leaders discuss issues critical to the city
By Jared Ford | January 12, 2017
OpenGov & Technology in Pontianak, Indonesia
Diego Rivera Mural at Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.
By Jared Ford | November 6, 2015
NDItech discusses DemTools for parliamentary openness and electoral accountability with a global audience
Zambian data clerks compiling election monitoring reports
By Jared Ford | October 6, 2015
The Principles for Digital Development are critically important - but there are tensions to be balanced
Election posters
By Jared Ford | February 13, 2015
Zambia Elections: Scaling Local Tech Rapidly
By Jared Ford | June 11, 2014
NDI Study: Participation & Technology
By Jared Ford | April 3, 2014
Afghanistan Elections 2014: Where will observers be?
By Jared Ford | March 7, 2014
Data Centric for Low (No) Cost
At roots camp
By Jared Ford | January 7, 2014
Online Organizing Platforms
By Jared Ford | December 18, 2013
RootsCamp '13: Free Tools