Erica Kochi is the Senior Advisor on Innovation to the Executive Director at UNICEF, as well as the co-founder and co-lead of UNICEF’s Innovation Unit. This group is tasked with identifying, prototyping, and scaling technologies and practices that improve UNICEF’s work on the ground. Working with partners in private sector and academia, the Innovation Unit supports UNICEF’s 135+ country offices in the practical application of design and technology to strengthen international development outcomes. Kochi was named to the TIME 100 “World’s Most Influential People” List in 2013. UNICEF Innovation has accolades in innovative design of international development solutions including the Digital Drum, recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Top 50 inventions of 2011; gold and silver International Design Excellence (IDSA) Awards; a Red Hat prize; and the award-winning RapidSMS system that uses basic mobile phones and SMS to communicate with front-line workers to improve the speed and quality of data collection and health and education services.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Erica Kochi and other top speakers and celebrities.