Zaid is a strategist, facilitator and writer.
Zaid spent the last 20 years developing responses to complex social challenges around the world for governments, philanthropy and corporations.He has worked on issues such as agriculture, artificial intelligence, climate change, education, energy, financial systems, malnutrition, mental health, security, sustainable development, and youth issues.
Zaid conceived the Gigatonne Challenge after the collapse of the 2009 climate negotiations in Copenhagen. Since then, he has been leading a team developing Gigatonne as a strategic response to the climate crisis.
Zaid has worked all over the world, with a broad range of clients, including the World Bank, the UN Foundation, WWF, Oxfam, the Governments of Canada, Germany, Liberia, and New Zealand.
He is author of The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach To Solving Our Most Complex Challenges (Berret-Koehler, 2014)