Team

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 […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Clemens Gros

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Clemens Gros

  Clemens Gros, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist / Innovations Lead, Ghana Country Office, Accra Tell us a bit about your background. I’m from a small village in rural Bavaria, a bit like the Shire in ‘Lord of the Rings’ but in South-Eastern Germany… Computers were a teenage hobby of mine […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Mari Nakano

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Mari Nakano

Mari Nakano, Design Lead, Office of Innovation, New York Headquarters Tell us a bit about your background. I am a second generation Japanese-American, born and raised in San Francisco, California. I studied Asian American Studies and a little Political Science, spent a good chunk of my twenties as a community […]