Who we are

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UNICEF

A Track Record of Protecting Children

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. By participating in the Innovation Accelerator, UNICEF builds on a 70-year history of innovating to improve the lives of children across the globe. UNICEF is committed to ensuring that every child lives in a safe and clean environment, thus its commitment to menstrual health and hygiene.

UNICEF USA

UNICEF USA supports UNICEF’s work, and other efforts in support of the world’s children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. UNICEF USA works with governments, civic leaders, celebrities, corporations, campus groups, churches, teachers and people just like you–anyone willing to help advocate for the survival and well-being of every child.

Duke

Long-standing Commitment to Social Innovation

Duke has been a pioneering leader in the study and practice of social innovation and entrepreneurship and Duke has proven success in supporting social entrepreneurs on the front lines of social change. social innovation through accelerator models. For example, the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke was a five-year program that supported innovative solutions to address global health challenges. In a similar vein, the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator will support innovative solutions that address the health of children. Social entrepreneurs also receive engagement and support from Duke staff, faculty, students and alumni. The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative coordinates campus engagement with the Innovation Accelerator.

Our Team

Brooke Yamakoshi

Brooke Yamakoshi

WASH Specialist

Danielle Keiser

Danielle Keiser

MHH Innovation Consultant

Matthew Nash

Matthew Nash

Managing Director

Taylor Conger

Taylor Conger

Program Manager

Madison Alexander

Madison Alexander

Program Coordinator

Together: A Force for Good

The Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator leverages these organizations’ networks and expertise to provide a unique environment that helps the best ideas come to fruition and change the lives of children.

Partner With Us

Keep up with our Social Entrepreneurs’ progress and the impact we’re making together.