As the Senior Director of DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration, Anand Varghese works with clients to develop digital strategies, design and implement digital-focused activities, train staff on the use of digital platforms for development, and identify local partners. Prior to joining DAI, he served as Senior Manager at the PeaceTech Lab at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Anand played an integral role in creating and launching the Lab, the Institute’s first nonprofit spin-off in its 30-year history. He hails from Bangalore, India. He has a master’s degree in democracy and governance from Georgetown University, a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State University, and a bachelor’s degree in media studies, English literature, and psychology from Christ College, Bangalore University.