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Namrata Mehta
Urban Innovation Consultant
United Nations Human Settlements Programme


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

The opportunity to apply a human-centered design and systems innovation practice to digital solutions for sustainable urbanization exists.


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

The Block-by-Block work uses Minecraft for participatory city planning, and I currently lead research on its implementation in three cities.


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

There is an obvious pathway from the social sciences and humanities to technology, which is equally if not more important.