Co-Founder – UNICEF Innovation at United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Erica is co-Founder of UNICEF’s Innovation Unit, which identifies, prototypes and scales technologies and practices to benefit children around the world. Examples of her team’s work include RapidPRO – a messaging system that connects over 3 million young people across 34 countries to their government for change. Today, her focus is on building partnerships in technology growth areas that can deliver positive impacts across the world, including artificial intelligence, wearables and sensors; identity systems; and blockchain.
More than a quarter of the world’s population – an estimated 2.3 billion persons – are regular users of social media. Never before have so many people been able to access so much information, but the humanitarian sector has yet to fully understand the implications during humanitarian responses. To give one example, during the Ebola […]