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Noam Angrist

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Young 1ove


Noam Angrist is the Executive Director of Young 1ove and is a research-loving social entrepreneur living in Botswana. Young 1ove is an NGO employing 81 young Batswana and reaching over 35,000 youth in Botswana with evidence-based HIV, health and education classes. Their flagship program is a "sugar daddy awareness" class previously shown to reduce pregnancy - a proxy for unprotected sex and HIV transmission - by almost a third. Within 3 years Young 1ove aims to implement evidence-based HIV, health and education programming in Swaziland, Namibia, Lesotho, Zambia, and South Africa, reaching over 1 million adolescents every year. Noam is a Rainer Fellow with the Mulago Foundation, which supports Young 1ove among other Big Bang Philanthropy donors, MTV, the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Innovation Fund. Noam previously conducted research at the University of Botswana as a Fulbright Scholar, evaluated effective poverty-alleviation programs at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, conducted research for the World Bank and advised on rapid randomized impact evaluations at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Noam holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from MIT, and an MSc. in Evidence Based Social Intervention & Policy Evaluation from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.