Minu Limbu is the Information Management specialist and Innovation Focal Point for UNICEF Kenya. Minu has over 12 years’ voluntary and professional experience in humanitarian and development context in Asia, Europe and Africa with focus on in finding ways to “do things differently” whilst addressing the needs of young mothers, adolescents, boys and girls.
Minu is a “humanitarian techno geek” who believes that access to information is as important as access to food and water. A human cantered design enthusiast, Minu regularly contributes to global discussions on innovation and entrepreneurships with, inter alia, EU Erasmus Mundus Programme, European Research Information System, MIT/ISCRAM, Harvard Law School and University of Oxford. Minu brings different sets of skills, viewpoints, and influence to focus on critical challenges faced by the most deprived women and children in difficult to access areas.
A national of Nepal, he holds an MSc in Information Management and Geospatial Technologies from Portugal, Spain and Germany. In 2008 he received a UN University fellowship on Managing Risks, Global Governance on Emerging Global Issues in Japan.
Minu is the technical lead and the author of the best innovation award at Humanitarian Technology Conference 2015 MIT Le Meridien, Boston for the bottom up innovation from Africa titled Kenya Inter Agency Rapid Assessment Mechanisms.