David Sangokoya is Head of Civil Society Impact at the World Economic Forum in Geneva. Previously, he was the Project Lead, Society and Innovation. He is responsible for the Forum’s engagement and inclusion of nonprofits, marginalized communities, labour unions, activists, religious and faith-based organizations, indigenous leaders, social movements and others across its Centres and multi-stakeholder initiatives. In his role David drives the Forum’s stakeholder inclusion agenda and accelerates the impact of over 120 civil society partnerships across the Forum’s Centres on climate and nature action; industry transformation; social justice and inclusive economies; technology; and geopolitics. He additionally oversees the Global Future Councils on Human Rights, Social Cohesion and Just Transition; the Partnering with Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution initiative; and co-founded both the Forum’s internal Black and LGBTQI+ employee resource groups.
David sits on the board of WINGS, a network of over 170 philanthropy development and support organizations across 57 countries committed to ensuring philanthropy reaches its fullest potential as a catalyst for social progress. Prior to the Forum, David was the Research Manager at Data-Pop Alliance, a global coalition on big data and development created by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab and Overseas Development Institute. He has previously worked as a data for good research fellow at the Governance Lab at NYU, as well as with community nonprofits in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. He graduated with a MPA from NYU and a BA with honors from Stanford University.