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Alex Glennie

Alex Glennie is a Principal Researcher on Nesta’s International Innovation Team, which examines new global trends and practices in innovation with an emphasis on emerging economies. The team aims to build resources and networks for innovation that will help the UK to flourish in a rapidly changing global economy.

Before joining Nesta, Ms. Glennie was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), leading projects across a range of international issues including migration, globalization, European reform, and development policy. She has also worked for the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, managing a research program on international security, integration, and diversity.

She holds an MA in international studies and diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in international history from the London School of Economics.

Publications:

Digital Humanitarianism: How Tech Entrepreneurs Are Supporting Refugee Integration
Digital Humanitarianism: How Tech Entrepreneurs Are Supporting Refugee Integration
Published on: August 22, 2019
This report finds that many new tech tools for migrants have failed to live up to their promise, in part because of extensive duplication in the sector, limited understanding of refugees’ needs, and funding and organizational limitations.
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