Read about Miki Mizunuma

Miki Mizunuma
Business Process and Implementing Partner Development & Outreach Consultant, Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) Urban Basic Services Section, Urban Practices Branch, UN-Habitat


What brought you to a career in technology at the United Nations?

In my previous career in the private sector, I gained experience working on improving work efficiency with management. When I learned about the UN2.0 initiative and its focus on digital transformation, I saw an opportunity to apply my skills and contribute to the UN's broader "Common Agenda," which aims to promote sustainable development, peace, and human rights worldwide. As someone passionate about using technology to drive positive change, I was delighted to join the UN team and support the organization's digital transformation efforts. Specifically, I am excited to work on improving administrative and program management processes, using technology to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in delivering the UN's critical work.


What has been your favorite technology project or initiative at the United Nations and why? What was your contribution?

My favourite project at the United Nations has been the "Technology Saves Our Lives" initiative we launched within our team. This project uses innovative business tools created with Microsoft Power Automate to streamline manual work, reducing the time it takes to complete tasks from minutes to seconds. I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to contribute to my team and the organization through this project.


What advice would you give women interested in pursuing a field in technology?

My advice is to pursue your passion. There are many different roles in technology, and finding what interests you can be the key to success. For example, even though I am not a dedicated IT specialist, I found that by using tools like Microsoft Power Automate, Power Apps, and Power BI, we can be more work efficient. Don't be afraid to explore your interests.