Project Description

Jessica Berlin

​Managing Director, CoStruct, Germany

Jessica Berlin is a security and foreign policy expert turned sustainable business and development innovator. As founder and Managing Director of CoStruct (www.costruct.co), she advises governments, companies, multilaterals, and nonprofit organizations on strategy, program design, and partnership development to tackle global challenges with sustainable, scaleable business and technology solutions.

Her work is grounded in 12+ years of cross-cutting experience in foreign policy, security, economic development, entrepreneurship, and tech innovation in Africa, Asia, Europe, MENA, and the US. She is a frequent panelist and keynote speaker on innovation in economic development and security. Her TEDx talk on civic and policy innovation has been described as “brilliant”, “moving”, and “one of the most powerful and inspiring TED talks” (https://youtu.be/vi91VI71Nj8). Jessica holds an M.Sc. in Political Economy of Emerging Markets from King’s College London, a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University, and speaks five languages.