Grace Atim, a UNHCR Protection Officer, works on issues related to sexual harassment and gender discrimination with refugees in Kibondo, North-West Tanzania. In this video, we ask Grace not only about this aspect of her work but also what gender issues she believes are important and have an impact on her career, and the Organisation.
This video is part of our ‘UNHCR Innovation Women Series’ where we highlight unique perspectives and challenges of women in UNHCR.
The ‘UNHCR Innovation Women Series’ highlights unique perspectives and challenges of women in UNHCR. They offer advice on being a woman in the humanitarian field, lessons learned, stories from their careers, and simple actions we can take to bring more equity into the workplace.
The UNHCR Innovation Fellowship is a year long learning program for UNHCR’s workforce.
The Fellowship program focuses on building Fellows’ innovation skills and competences and supporting them to lead and facilitate innovation with colleagues, partners and refugees in their own operations or divisions. Over the course of the year, Innovation Fellows learn and use innovation methods and tools and embed new approaches in innovation projects in real-life. They focus on problem solving, ideation and experimenting solutions to real-life challenges in the field or HQs. They are the organization’s Innovation ambassadors for innovation and lasting positive change.
Innovation Fellows work in field operations around the world as well as headquarters. They represent the diversity of nationalities, skill sets, and global reach of UNHCR’s operations.
UNHCR Innovation Service went to UNHCR's Tindouf operation in May 2017 to help document refugee-led innovation projects. In this series, we highlight staff who are working to supporting new ways of working in Algeria and the Sahrawi refugee community.
We asked our UNHCR colleagues about some of the challenges and highlights they had during 2016. From human resources, to partnerships, to ICT in emergencies, and protection - watch the videos below to get insight into the day to day lives of humanitarian workers.