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Kidus Asfaw

Kidus Asfaw

Partnerships Lead, Office of Innovation

United Nations Children’s Fund

Kidus leads Partnerships for UNICEF Innovation - responsible for bridging the needs of 1.8 billion children to the opportunities private sector technology brings. Starting with his first UNICEF job in Kampala, Uganda, Kidus has 40+ country deployments under his belt and the rare exposure to the real needs of children and their mother, and the power technology and business brings to advancing their lives.

Having grown up in Ethiopia, Kidus has seen firsthand how the lack of access to information was marginalizing its most vulnerable citizens. He has been inspired by this experience to combine his love for technology with his passion for public service to empower youth through technology. Before joining UNICEF, Kidus worked at the World Bank, Accenture, and Google. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Duke University.