Intro to sixth topic: Good health and wellbeing panel
Securing good health & wellbeing for everyone and leaving no one behind while achieving this goal is a difficult challenge and the need for entrepreneurs is very crucial. What can technology and innovation add to achieve good health and wellbeing for everyone? How can we make information, testing and insurance more accessible?
Amy LinDirector of USAID’s center for Innovation and Impact
Amy Lin leads USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact (CII), which applies innovative, market-based, and digital health approaches to global health challenges. Previously, Amy was based in Mumbai with Monitor Inclusive Markets, developing social enterprise models to meet needs in low-resource settings, such as for clean drinking water in slums. Prior to this role, she served as the HIV/AIDS Program Director for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Liberia. Before CHAI, Amy was at the World Bank’s Development Marketplace, which focused on funding new approaches to serving the poor. Amy also worked with TechnoServe in Peru, creating growth strategies for microbusinesses. Earlier, she was with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), advising multinational companies in the pharmaceutical, financial services, and consumer goods industries.
Amy holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA with Distinction in Political Science from Yale University.
Ebele MogoUniversity of Cambridge and ERIM Consulting
Dr. Ebele R.I. Mogo’s work focuses on applied research and innovation to improve public health and wellbeing. Her areas of expertise include urban health, behavioural health, non-communicable disease prevention and planetary health in which her work has spanned Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. She has served in a strategic advisory capacity for governments, funds and international organisations including the World Health Organisation, the United Nations Children Fund, and UNHCR Innovation, informing investments and innovation processes for improved health impact. She has worked as an implementation focused researcher at University of Cambridge and McGill University, using cutting edge research to explore health risks and designing initiatives and innovations to address them. She has significant experience working on the design and deployment of technological innovations via work with venture-funded health start-ups. She also leads Engage Africa Foundation, a pan-African network focused on public engagement around the topic of putting health at the centre of Africa’s development.
Kristoffer Gandrup-MarinoChief of innovation at UNICEF
Kristoffer has spent approximately 15 years working with technology-based innovation, including as entrepreneur, venture investor, corporate business developer and now as Chief of innovation at UNICEF. His two core capabilities are to create teams, structures and strategies that enable ideas to be turned into products that have real impact on business and to do deals, whether venture capital investments, fixed asset investments, or humanitarian grant donations. His aspiration is to use my business acumen to crate lasting positive impact.
Kristoffer joined UNICEF in 2013 as Chief of innovation for UNICEF Supply Division and has since then worked to build the area of Product Innovation. Under his leadership, Product Innovation has evolved to become recognized for having a created a focused strategy that enables strong evidence-based innovation, based on rigorous processes respecting UNICEF’s procurement framework. Kristoffer Gandrup-Marino has a master’s in Organizational sociology and Business Strategy and has on top done numerous shorter study programs on innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, Singapore and Denmark. He has spent over 10 years working with innovation, specializing in creating structures and strategies that enable ideas to be turned into products that have impact. Prior to joining UNICEF, he worked as a consultant within the space of business development and venture finance, as part of the management team in a medium sized technology company. And right before joining UNICEF, he was a respected innovation manager for a leading Danish industrial biotech company.
Noor HafezBusiness Development Coordinator, Financial Times
Noor is a Business Development Coordinator working in the FT Talent team at the Financial Times. She is passionate about FT Talent’s mission to connect and provide new opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds. She works on expanding FT Talent, finding new partnership opportunities and delivering the hackathon experience. Before joining the FT she worked as a conference producer, conducting research, putting together content and recruiting speakers for a wide range of events for marketing and communications professionals.
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Dec 14 2021
- Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am