Josh Goldstein

Josh is former Vice President, Economic Citizenship & Disability Inclusion. He was part of the team that founded the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion in 2009. He is the vice president and program manager for the Center’s Financial Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities initiative, where he has spearheaded the development of the Framework for Disability Inclusion, which he also helped launch at Fundación Paraguaya.

As the Center’s global advocate for disability inclusion, Josh speaks about disability at conferences around the world, and works closely with the United Nations on disability issues. He also oversees a partnership with five MFIs in India and the Indian disability support organization v-shesh, for which he received a national award from NCPDEP in August 2014.

Josh writes a blog post series for the Center as ‘Mr. Provocative.’ In addition to his work on disability, he is also a professional playwright, having taught playwriting at Boston University for 12 years, and having had a number of his plays produced in London. His activism and passion for social change began in his teenage years, when he took to the streets to protest the American war in Vietnam. He serves on the Board of Fundación Capital.

jgoldstein@accion.org

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