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UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Tanya Bhandari

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Tanya Bhandari

Tanya Bhandari, Senior Designer, Office of Innovation, UNICEF Tell us a bit about your background. When I was growing up, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Not in the ‘what do you want to be when you grow up’ but in a genuine – “I will study for this” kind […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Valerie Crab

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Valerie Crab

Valerie Crab, Programme Specialist / Innovation Lead at UNICEF Indonesia Tell us a bit about your background. Life is a moving target, and when targets change, life must adapt. So far I’ve called six countries “home” (Belgium, Hungary, Austria, USA, DRC, and Indonesia). I speak a few languages, but in […]

Nenad Tomić

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Nenad Tomić

Nenad Tomić, Integrated Education Consultant, Namibia CO: Windhoek Tell us a bit about your background. I was born in the early 80s in a country which is no more, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. A beautiful country which fell apart several times before I finished high school. I started […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Guillaume Michels

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Guillaume Michels

Guillaume Michels, Global Product Manager, Internet of Good Things (IoGT), Nairobi, Kenya Tell us a bit about your background. I grew up in a quiet part of France, surrounded by volcanoes and beautiful nature. I have been living abroad across almost all continents for either work or study. I previously […]

o	Jonathan Howard-Brand, Supply Specialist (Innovation), UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Jonathan Howard-Brand

Tell us a bit about your background. I am a product designer by trade, but more of an engineer who knows how things works rather than make them look pretty. E.g. I have designed machinery that flavours Pringle chips, shred cheese or release fire doors when there is a fire. […]

Welcomed with swag

Networks, Airbnb, and the United Nations

This original blog was posted in Letters From Galway on 9 September 2016 by Suad Al Darra. We have included an excerpt of it below. To view the complete blog, click here. Female data scientist, Suad Al Darra shares her personal reflections working with UNICEF’s Office of Innovation data research team where she’s tasked in […]

Meet our 2016 Summer Fellows

Meet our 2016 Summer Fellows

Summer at UNICEF Innovation NYHQ has been great. We’ve had sunny office days and great weather fueling new ideas, and recent visits from many members of our global team. This summer we also got to welcome talented fellows who lend their expertise to support us on current and future projects. […]

How one question with many answers solves the equation

How one question with many answers solves the equation

By Dana Zucker and Angelica Gustilo Ong Start by googling “number of women in technology.” You probably got results like: “The stats on women in tech are actually getting worse,” and “Women in tech: the numbers don’t add up”. Disappointing —of course. Now imagine that instead you saw: “3 out […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Alex Rutherford

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Alex Rutherford

Alex Rutherford, Research Scientist, NYHQ Tell us a bit about your background. I spent 7 years studying Physics in the UK, simulating things like what happens to a semiconductor such as silicon when it’s cooled to -270C and a magnetic field and an electric field are applied at right angles […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Maria-Luisa (Lucha) Sotomayor

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Maria-Luisa (Lucha) Sotomayor

Maria-Luisa (Lucha) Sotomayor , U-Report Coordination Associate, Chile. Tell us a bit about your background. I’m Chilean. I studied literature & language, and then mastered in Latin American literature. When I was in University I was very active in participation and community engagement: Chile is a country with big inequity issues and […]