Tanya Accone

Senior Adviser on Innovation, UNICEF

Tanya Accone's career has focused on helping international public and private sector organizations understand how to amplify their impact through the convergence of innovation, communication and technology. Accone works with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as a Senior Adviser on Innovation.

She established and led UNICEF's global human capital futures and analytics portfolio in her role as Chief of Strategic Planning and Operations. During her career she has nurtured various innovation and technology for development initiatives, spearheaded the development of Internet businesses and content portals throughout the African continent, was the Internet Editor of southern Africa's largest newspaper and worked at the Washington Post. Accone has a Journalism degree from Rhodes University, completed her MA in Public Communication at American University on a Fulbright Scholarship, and holds an MS in Studies of the Future, long-range strategic planning, from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. 

Specialties: communication; innovation; technology for development; futures; strategic planning; strategic workforce planning; management; facilitation; new media; web development; journalism; industrial relations, human resources; risk management.

Expertise

  • Innovation
  • Strategy
  • Forecasting