Jawoo Koo is a Senior Research Fellow of the Transformation Strategies Department - Natural Resources and Resilient Unit at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), based in Washington, DC, USA. He holds a B.A. in Agricultural Biology from Korea University, Seoul, Korea, and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from University of Florida. He has more than 20 years of experience in multidisciplinary geospatial data and integrated modeling analyses for assessing climate and technology impacts on agri-food systems. He leads CGIAR Research Initiative on Digital Innovation, researching pathways to bridge this digital divide, improve the quality of information systems, and strengthen local digital ecosystem capacities to realize the potential of digital technologies.