Today I bring to you an interview with the young, passionate and accomplished Bano Fatima. Despite being just 22 years old, she has co-founded with her cousin, Nabila Kidwai, Weaver's Hut, a grassroots organization to help the weaver community in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. In September 2013, Bano was felicitated with the HP LIFE (Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) Entrepreneurship Award at the Global Citizen Festival in New York. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Development Studies…Continue
This week, I bring to you an interview with Rocco Nuri, Communications Officer at UNHCR Nairobi, Kenya and a member of the recently launched UNHCR Innovation iTeam. Rocco talks to us about the importance and relevance of innovation in improving refugee livelihoods, the activities of UNHCR Innovation and more!
1. When and how did the idea for UNHCR Innovation first develop?Continue
Our second guest, Kelly Hinde is a Program Officer with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. In this post, she discusses her experience working with refugees and asylum seekers in the context of third country resettlement and provides insights into the refugee resettlement program in the United States.
1. Can you tell us about your educational background- where did you complete your undergraduate studies from? What was your specialization…Continue