Team

Meet our 2017 Summer Fellows

Meet our 2017 Summer Fellows

Summer at UNICEF’s Office Innovation is always exciting. We get to welcome talented fellows who lend their expertise to support us on current and future projects. Over the past three months, they’ve enriched our team’s work and culture through sharing their fresh perspectives, unique personalities, and creative ideas. Instead of […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Elliot McBride

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Elliot McBride

Tell us a bit about your background. I grew up in a small town in Australia, we had a farm with some pretty hilarious goats. Goats are great, more personality than a sheep, more intelligence than a cow. I studied a Bachelors degree in Science and a Masters in strategic […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Chris Szymczak

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Chris Szymczak

Chris Szymczak, Event & VR Lead, UNICEF Office of Innovation, NYHQ. Follow him on Twitter: @theentreflaneur Tell us a bit about your background. Right now? It’s the Hudson River on New York’s West Side – as I am writing this from the Hudson River pier. Also, I graduated from law […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Hana Sahatqia

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Hana Sahatqia

Hana Sahatqija, Adolescent Development Officer / Programme Manager of Innovations Lab, Kosovo Tell us a bit about your background I come from Gjakova, a town in Kosovo where people living there are known to have thicker accents. Despite being very good at sciences, I decided to study public policy. And while being […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Olga Nasaazi Kayima

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Olga Nasaazi Kayima

Olga Nasaazi Kayima, RapidPro Community Manager, and Deployment Consultant Tell us a bit about your background. I am Ugandan and spent the first 9 years of my life in Kampala, Uganda. I was sent to the UK when I was 10 years old to live with my maternal aunt when […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Emmanuel Michaud

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Emmanuel Michaud

Emmanuel Michaud, United Nations Volunteer – Innovation and Social Policy, Nicaragua CO, UNICEF Tell us a bit about your background I come from Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, France which is located close to the border of Germany. At 18, I went to Lyon to study Political Science. I […]

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 […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Yumiko Shinya

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Yumiko Shinya

Yumiko Shinya, Programme Officer (Innovation), UNICEF Sudan Country Office Tell us a bit about your background. I was born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan. Hiroshima is historically known for its advocacy and participation in peace education. So since I was young, I had a natural tendency to think about what […]

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 […]