Research Tuesday in English: Design for Social Impact: Notes from UNICEF

Research Tuesday - this time in English.

Research Tuesdays are gatherings where professionals in the field of user research share their experiences.

Babysitting will be provided on site for a small fee. If you are interested, please specify the number of children you would bring when registering by asking "Are you bringing anyone". As this is not a playroom but an impromptu space, please bring a few toys for your children to share with others.

09.30 – Otevření testovacího centra The Forge pro hosty / Opening of The Forge Test Centre for guests
10.00 – Přednáška / Talk “Design for Social Impact: Notes from UNICEF"
11:00 – Diskuze a dotazy / Discussion and questions
12:00 – Konec / Ending


“Design for Social Impact: Notes from UNICEF"

Over the past 10 years, design methodologies have gone from the fringes of humanitarian work to the mainstream. Eva Kaplan, UNICEF’s Chief of Adolescent Development and Participation in the Czech Republic will describe how UNICEF approaches complex challenges, putting the most vulnerable at the center of programme design. Eva will discuss some of the most critical challenges facing humanitarian response in the Czech Republic and the role that design could play in transforming our ability to deliver for the most vulnerable.


Eva Kaplan (UNICEF)

Eva Kaplan is an innovation and development specialist in the fields of humanitarianism and development with expertise in co-creating with communities, streamlining inclusivity of affected populations through programme strategy, design, and evaluation. Prior to moving to Prague, she spearheaded scalable innovation initiatives in complex contexts, as Regional Director of the Innovation (Middle East) at the International Rescue Committee and as Innovation Specialist at UNICEF. She also co-taught a course on Humanitarian Innovation at MIT’s D-Lab. She combines methodologies from human centered design, behavioral science, strategic foresight, and data science for high-impact strategy and programme design. Currently she leads the youth and social and behavioral change portfolios at UNICEF in the Czech Republic.