Former Specialist (Former title)
Jasmina Byrne, Child Protection Specialist, leads UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti’s work on children’s rights in the digital age as well as research on family and parenting support. She has overseen and co-authored several UNICEF studies including family support policies and provision in a global context, child safety online, internet governance and children’s rights. Currently she is one of the leads of the Global Kids Online research initiative. Prior to joining Innocenti, Jasmina was head of UNICEF Child Protection programme in Indonesia. She has 20 years of international experience in managing complex child rights and protection programmes, including research, policy development, programme design and evaluation in South East Asia, Europe and Southern Africa with UNICEF, Save the Children, International Committee of the Red Cross and UN Women. Jasmina’s academic background is in international relations, human rights and social policy.