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Keynote Speaker

Nicole Deutsch

Nicole Deutsch

Nicole Deutsch works with UNICEF’s management team ‭in New York to coordinate, track, and communicate the rollout of priority improvement initiatives across the globe. Prior to her current role as senior advisor for change ‭management, she was the chief of the polio section in ‭the UNICEF India office during its successful elimination ‭of polio and the program’s culmination and transition to ‭broader health. A sociologist and strategic planner, Nicole has 20 years of experience in the UNICEF and UN systems ‭in development and humanitarian work across the globe. ‭She has worked in several regions in a variety of country ‭settings—including Africa (Nigeria), Asia (Japan and India), and Latin America and the Caribbean (Haiti and Panama)—and worked for several years at the UNICEF headquarters ‭in New York City and Geneva. Her focus has been on advocacy, communication, and multiparty/interagency ‭partnerships as well as program coordination, policy, and strategic planning. In addition to polio, she has worked on HIV/AIDS, postcrisis transition, change management, ‭child marriage, and UN reform/coherence strategies, ‭especially UN reform and interagency symmetry. Nicole ‭has a Master’s in Sociology from Columbia University. Her ‭research focused on migrations, xenophobia, and urban and gender studies.