Behavior Change Specialist
Ho Chi Minh City
Sam Sternin is an international development practitioner with over 15 years’ experience working at the intersection of behaviour change and adaptive management with local and international NGOs, UN agencies, private foundations, and local and national governments. He has worked in maternal & child health and nutrition, early childhood development, inclusive urban development, humanitarian preparedness & response, and gender across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Recently, he’s been focused on how cities can improve residents’ wellbeing by driving changes in their behaviours, using methods that complement traditional built-environment, design, and placemaking approaches with social & behavioural communications, behavioural economics, and participatory methods. He’s also exploring how to best measure changes in behaviours and how adoption of behaviours and services varies by different population groups within the city. Sam has an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University, and M.P.A. in Development Studies from Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs, with a certificate in Health and Health Policy.