Joel Turner is a TASCHA alumnus. He is now the Namibia Country Director for the Media, Technology & Civil Society Division at IREX. He has experience in qualitative research, communications, and program monitoring and evaluation. His policy interests include: human rights, gender and development, information as empowerment, civil society, West Africa, technology and agriculture, sharing best practices to affect durable changes to policy. He holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.