Team

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 […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Tanya Accone

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Tanya Accone

Tanya Accone, Senior Adviser on Innovation and Deputy of UNICEF’s Global Innovation Centre. Bangkok, Thailand. Tell us a bit about your background. I’m fourth-generation Chinese born in South Africa. Most of my ancestors came to South Africa from China to practice traditional medicine and manage trading businesses. Like all non-white […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Jeff Hall

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Jeff Hall

Jeffrey Koh Hall, Innovation Lab Lead, UNICEF Indonesia Jakarta office Tell us a bit about your background. Originally born in Korea, and adopted to the United States. I am a Northern California boy, bay area. Worked doing innovation and Human Centered Design in healthcare for Kaiser Permanente in the United […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Josh Harvey

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Josh Harvey

Josh Harvey, Innovations Lab Lead and Innovations Specialist, Kosovo (UNSC 1244) Tell us a bit about your background. I was born and raised in Amish country in rural Pennsylvania. I have a BA in History from Dickinson College and an MA in International Development and Education from Columbia University Graduate […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Caroline Muhwezi

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Caroline Muhwezi

Caroline Muhwezi, U-Report Nigeria Project Officer,  UNICEF Nigeria, Abuja. Tell us a bit about your background.  I was born in a family of 5 and grew up in southern Uganda till my teenage years when my family relocated to the capital; Kampala. I spent the most part of my childhood […]