Read about Emily Bundi
ICT User Support Trainer
United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
What brought you to a career in technology at the United Nations?
I started my career working for UNON as an information and communications technology (ICT) service desk agent.
What has been your favorite IT project at the United Nations and what was your technical contribution?
I have been a part of several IT projects, but the project of which I am most proud and which I successfully delivered, took place during my time at UNON when we were preparing for telecommuting shortly after COVID-19 became prevalent in our country. This project involved ensuring that staff members had access to VPN and that all systems could be accessed remotely. My role in this project included configuring Cisco Jabber, an all-in-one communication tool that provides collaboration application between office Cisco phones and mobile phones, ensuring seamless communication for more than 1000 Cisco Jabber users at the UN office. I provided end-user application support as well.
What advice would you give women interested in pursuing a field in technology?
I believe it is always a win for society when women break the bias and defer the odds to pursue the not so 'male dominated field'. I am especially encouraged when I come across women who are remarkably innovative. I am quite passionate about encouraging and helping young women bring out their brilliant ideas in tech and birth incredible problem-solving creations.