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Duke Students: The Accelerator provides students opportunities to learn from and work with social entrepreneurs on the front lines of global social issues. Potential opportunities may include participating in our Student Advisory Group, upcoming events on campus, research projects, and internships. To learn more, contact Taylor Conger.

Duke Faculty & Staff: If you have research or other interests in MHH innovation specifically, or innovation in the field of social entrepreneurship more generally, contact Taylor Conger.

Be A Mentor

Through the Accelerator, our social entrepreneurs will have access to a multitude of diverse resources, including UNICEF subject matter experts, Duke University faculty and students, monthly capacity building webinars, and a week-long residency at Duke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative in the heart of Durham’s innovation district. We seek to create an ecosystem of support to provide social entrepreneurs with the mentorship, advice, training, and funding necessary to scale their impact. Do you want to become an integral part of the DUIA network and provide invaluable insights, experience, and expertise to the social entrepreneurs they work with throughout the life of the cohort?

Give

Your gift is an investment in solving the most challenging and pressing social problems facing the world today. For more information on giving to Duke University’s Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, please email Brian Mahnke. For more information on giving to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, please email Casey Marsh.

MHM Virtual Conference

Postponed until May 21st, 2020

(originally scheduled for April 2nd, 2020)

The 8th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools provides an opportunity to share the latest research and programming from around the world. The virtual conference is expected to bring together online over 1,000 participants from around the world.

This year’s theme, Innovation in MHM: Putting Girls at the Center, aims to highlight national examples of programs that found new ways to identify and address barriers to safe and dignified MHM for girls in schools. Apart from innovations in products, services and facilities, this also includes novel, inclusive ways to end menstrual stigma and empower girls with knowledge and skills to manage their menstruation.

Social Innovation Symposium @ Duke’s Blue Devil Tower

Postponed

(originally scheduled for April 3rd, 2020)

This event has been postponed until further notice due to the global coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.

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Exploring Social Impact: Period.

A symposium on scaling innovations for children through the lens of gender equity, followed by a cocktail reception.

Join us for a global convening of next generation changemakers, academics, philanthropists, business leaders, activists, and students. This dynamic symposium will spotlight the newly minted Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator entrepreneurs in conversations with other experts and practitioners on the front lines of social innovation and gender equality.

Media and Press Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact Sarah Morrison and Gabriela Arias.

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