Team

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 […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Brian Cotter

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Brian Cotter

Brian Cotter, Innovation Specialist, Vietnam Listen to Brian’s audio profile post: Tell us a bit about your background. I’ve lived in Vietnam for 10 years after moving here directly after University. I initially was teaching English and discovered that teaching wasn’t a career for me so I started to build […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Eva Kaplan

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Eva Kaplan

Eva Kaplan, Innovation Specialist, Jordan Tell us a bit about your background. I am an economist by training, and my first job was doing research on how people in rural Western Kenya manage crisis. While I was in Kenya, I started working with a CBO that was trying to set […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Terra Weikel

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Terra Weikel

Terra Weikel, Innovation Partnerships, San Francisco Tell us a bit about your background. I’m from a very small town in Pennsylvania, in the US. My parents wouldn’t allow us to have a television or toys with batteries – so I’m not quite Amish but almost. I’ve been a high school teacher and […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Aboubacar Kampo

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Aboubacar Kampo

Aboubacar Kampo, Chief of Health, Abuja Nigeria   Tell us a bit about your background. I am from Mali but consider myself more as a world citizen as I was born and raised in Germany, studied in Mali, Russia, Ukraine and USA and have lived studied and worked in over […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Kristoffer Gandrup-Marino

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Kristoffer Gandrup-Marino

Kristoffer Gandrup-Marino. Chief, Innovation, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen Tell us a bit about your background. I grew up in a hippy family and went to a hippy school where a key theme was the need and vulnerability of the underprivileged. I later studied organisational sociology and philosophy of leadership. After my […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Sunita Grote

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Sunita Grote

Sunita Grote, Innovation Fund Manager, New York Tell us a bit about your background. I’m a ‘mixie’ in many ways. I’m half-Indian-half-German, born and raised in Berlin, and moved to New Delhi, India, when I was 15. I studied molecular biology, but then found that I wasn’t quite cut out […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Hawi Bedasa

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Hawi Bedasa

Hawi Bedasa. Knowledge Management and Innovation Specialist, UNICEF Tanzania Tell us a bit about your background. I was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I hold BBA, BSC, MS and trying hard to progress with my PHD. I’m the first born in the family and I have a brother and […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Nelson Rodrigues

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Nelson Rodrigues

Nelson Rodrigues, Innovation Specialist, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia Tell us a bit about your background. I’m Portuguese which is the small western most country in Europe. I grew up moving inside Portugal having lived most of the time in the Azores, right in the middle of the Atlantic. I have […]