Bright Simons

Coordinator of the mPedigree Network, IMANI-Ghana

Bright B. Simons' interests are in technology, development, political economy, and how these phenomena intersect to create large-scale change. His work in these areas has been channeled through the mPedigree Network (www.mPedigree.Net), as well as through the public interest organisation IMANI (, a research institute ranked among the world's 20 most innovative think tanks by the United Nations University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Bright invented the mPedigree mobile phone anti-counterfeiting system, which is already contributing to the fight against counterfeit medicines, a cause of death for an estimated 2,000 people around the world daily.

Bright is an Ashoka Fellow, a TED Fellow, an Archbishop Tutu Fellow, an IYF Fellow, a Tech Museum Laureate, and a member of the Crans Montana Forum and the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Councils, Risk Response Network, and Technology Pioneers communities. A Brain Trust member of the IMD's Evian Group, Bright is regularly consulted as a resource person by such organisations as the World Bank, the West African Health Organisation, the African Union, the United Nations, and the Commonwealth. In the course of these activities, he has addressed many of the Fortune 100 CEOs and been cited in such influential media as the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, the New York Times, the Guardian, the Financial Times, Asian Times, and the BBC, where he is a frequent commentator on the intersection between business trends and social affairs.

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‘Crony capitalism’ threatening business in Ghana –Bright Simons
Posted on 30 Nov 2019 at 4:35pm

MPedigree’s Bright Simons on the role OF business in moral transformation, in...
Posted on 10 Sep 2019 at 8:48am

Opinion: Local system innovators vital in fight against fake medicine
Posted on 4 Nov 2019 at 12:17am

Ghana’s budding health tech sector is finally getting deserved global recogni...
Posted on 19 Sep 2019 at 5:00pm

Bright Simons promotes innovative approaches for consumer protection
Posted on 13 Feb 2019 at 3:21am

How a Social Entrepreneur is Fighting Counterfeit Medicines in the Developing...
Posted on 3 Apr 2019 at 7:08pm

mPedigree, COMESA partner on seed verification system
Posted on 16 May 2019 at 4:49am

Bright Simons, Using Technology to Impact Everyday Life
Posted on 15 Feb 2019 at 5:59pm

Ghanaian company combatting counterfeit goods
Posted on 3 Jun 2019 at 11:55pm

Waste, fraud threatening healthcare system - Bright Simons
Posted on 23 Aug 2018 at 8:37pm

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