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UNHCR Innovation Service
UNHCR’s Innovation Service supports new approaches and methodologies to address the growing humanitarian needs of today and more critically — the future.
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The UN Refugee Agency’s Innovation Service was established in 2012 to better capture, facilitate, and promote innovation further across the organization. The Innovation Service creates safe spaces for experimentation to take place in UNHCR’s operations, as well as at Headquarters, whilst instilling a future-oriented approach into how we solve problems and create impact for refugee communities. The Innovation Service’s blog brings you a transparent and honest look at what humanitarian innovation looks like in practice. To learn more about us go to: innovation.unhcr.org

Editors
Go to the profile of Lauren Parater
Lauren Parater
Leading on comms for UNHCR’s Innovation Service • humanitarian innovation enthusiast • thoughts on refugees, migration + #scicomm • maybe a little wine •
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Hans Park
Strategic design at UNHCR Innovation Service.
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Emilia Saarelainen
Helping individuals and teams to innovate at #UNHCR. Views are my own.
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Cian McAlone
what's good for the goose is good for the gander
Writers
Go to the profile of Lauren Parater
Lauren Parater
Leading on comms for UNHCR’s Innovation Service • humanitarian innovation enthusiast • thoughts on refugees, migration + #scicomm • maybe a little wine •
Go to the profile of Hans Park
Hans Park
Strategic design at UNHCR Innovation Service.
Go to the profile of UNHCR Innovation Service
UNHCR Innovation Service
UNHCR’s Innovation Service embeds new approaches and methodologies to address the growing humanitarian needs of today and more critically — the future.
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Rebeca Moreno Jimenez
Innovation evangelist & #datageek. Former @WorldBank and #Fulbrighter @ColumbiaSIPA, now @UNHCRinnovation. Interests: tech, humanitarian, development & politics
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Dina Zyadeh
intellectually restless
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Chris Earney
Accidentally co-founded @UNHCRInnovation. We think we can do better for our world, and we try to work out how.
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Annie Neimand, Ph.D.
Director of Research for the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida.
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Ann Searight Christiano
Ann is the Frank Karel Chair and director of the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida. frank.jou.ufl.edu
Go to the profile of Pauline Eluère
Pauline Eluère
Strategic communicator and digital trends explorer 🚀 at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.