Meet the Innovation Ambassadors!
Championing innovation in Asia and the Pacific, UNDP is testing new ideas in areas such as social entrepreneurship, social impact investments, growing capital markets for social goods, and exploring how technology can tackle stubborn development challenges, and help achieve SDG targets.
We rethink problems and emphasize ‘horizon scanning’ to identify solutions to address a country’s priorities. Our Innovation Champions drive for solutions, challenging development traditions, experimenting with and prototyping new ideas, bringing users into the design process, and seeking collaboration with non-traditional partners. We are now transitioning our champions into “Innovation Ambassadors” so they can improve and apply their innovation skills, as we engage with governments to design the next generation of development solutions.
To find out more about who they are, what innovation is for them, and what projects they've achieved:
"Innovation is for every single person, since every single person has the ability to think differently"
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
"Innovation is coming up with new ideas and test it."
Follow her on: LinkedIn
“Innovation is about creating better solutions that are cost-effective and addresses problems more effectively.”
Project involved: Inclusive Trade project using micro-narratives as a research tool (website in progress)
"Innovation doesn't mean inventing new things, it is about changing business model to provide better services to the clients."
"Innovation is the creative license to making sure nothing is set in stone"
Follow him on: @itsnasheeth
UNDP Lao PDR
"Innovation is beyond boundaries, and reinventing and bringing out the Einstein of UNDP."
S N Srinivas
"Innovation is to make significant difference in whatever we do."
Follow him on: LinkedIn