Throughout this year we have tried to examine our work (environment) by exploring different lenses to widen our minds. How we speak, how we behave, and what our core values bring to innovation have required us to not only look further into the future but to look in places that are normally dismissed, silenced or ignored. The number of articles describing the need for change and having a new look to solve challenges is a testament to how we approach our work. On top of the written text, we’re presenting a different visual narrative of our environment in a way that encompasses a lot of the mundane, a lot of the humane — waiting, travelling, sitting down, and observing. The photo diary is a short collection of the mundane from our recent work in Rwanda and Nigeria.
This photo diary was originally posted in the recently released publication — UNHCR Innovation Service: “Orbit 2018–2019”. The publication is a collection of insights and inspiration, where we explore the most recent innovations in the humanitarian sector, and opportunities to discover the current reading of innovation that is shaping the future of how we respond to complex challenges. From building trust for artificial intelligence, to creating a culture for innovating bureaucratic institutions and using stories to explore the future of displacement — we offer a glance at the current state of innovation in the humanitarian sector. You can download the full publication here. And if you have a story about innovation you want to tell (the good, the bad, and everything in between) — email: email@example.com.