Aphrodite Bouikidis
Consultant for International Partnerships and Innovation

Aphrodite Bouikidis has 10 years of experience in international development and in designing and executing strategies for social innovation and community building in Greece and the US. She is a consultant for social and urban innovation and international partnerships with the Metropolitan Development Agency of Thessaloniki for the “Resilience Strategy of Thessaloniki” in the context of the participation of the city in the 100 Resilient Cities initiative pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. Prior to this, she was the Founder of Ashoka Greece, and has directed student leadership and social innovation programs in the Greek-American community in the U.S. Aphrodite also spent three years on the Middle East and North Africa team at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), where she helped develop and support programs for civic participation, women’s leadership, and civil society. She earned a master of arts degree in international relations from the University of Chicago.