Team

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 […]

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 […]