David Vigoureux

Location: London, UK

David is an innovation Manager at Brink. He coaches a wide variety of teams as they build their own ventures, helping them use different tools to experiment and reflect on their work, as well as offering them critical advice and friendship.

David has four years experience working as a coach and facilitator while at Brink, where he started as an Intern. Prior to joining Brink, he undertook a variety of roles at UNESCO and the United Nations Development Programme. David holds a master degree in International Development from Sciences Po Paris, and a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Oxford.

David was invited to join the first ever archaeological excavation of the Maldives, to follow the trail of 14th century explorer Ibn Battuta. One evening, David was finishing off an interesting pit when he discovered a complete pot. Suddenly, he realised that, nestled within the pot, there was a golden amulet! David still remembers the feeling to this day.

Questions David is exploring in their work right now:

  • What can African local authorities learn from each other when it comes to building digital public services?
  • What can we learn about business models for electric vehicles in low-income settings, where battery charging might not be easily available?
  • What is the potential role of Hydroponically-grown cattle fodder to relieve land pressures for herdsmen across Africa?