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Adil Dhalla

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Adil Dhalla

Hello! I am the bow tie wearing, ukulele playing, entrepreneuring, Director of Culture at the Centre for Social Innovation. Previous to CSI, I worked as a community organizer for the Obama campaign, introduced micro lending technology to rural Tanzanian farmers and became a pioneer in the mobile video space when I co-launched My City Lives, a local video platform that had presence in 250 cities worldwide. It was this experience in social entrepreneurship that lead me to CSI and the social innovation movement. In my role as the Director of Culture, I get to act as the glue for the 1500 innovators who call CSI home, constantly weaving together connections and shared purpose through socials, summits and storytelling. Fun fact: I co-founded Project Ukulele Gangsterism (PUG), a musical project created to disrupt space and spread happiness. PUG has received international attention and seen satellite groups form in the United States, Korea, and more. Let's connect!

Why I do what I do:

It makes me happy.


  • Whatever interests you

Skills to

  • Enthusiasm
  • Public Speaking/Presentations
  • Marketing/Business Thinking

Areas I Want
to Develop:

  • Culture and Community Building
  • Ukulele Playing