- Current position
- Co-lead UNICEF's Innovation Unit
Christopher Fabian is a technologist and innovator who co-leads UNICEF's Innovation Unit alongside Erica Kochi. Fabian works on finding solutions to big problems that face humanity, particularly children.
Since 2007 he has held the title of Senior Advisor on Innovation to the Executive Director at UNICEF and Co-founder and Co-lead of the UNICEF Innovation Unit. He is best known for his work on tools for children and communities in low-infrastructure environments. Solutions he has worked on include the Digital Drum, U-Report, and RapidSMS, which has evolved to RapidPro—the free, open source framework for rapidly building mobile services for scale.
In 2015 he led on the launch of UNICEF’s Innovation Fund, a pooled funding vehicle built to quickly assess, fund and scale companies, teams, and ideas that have been developed in new and emerging markets. In 2013, he and Kochi were selected by Time magazine to be on the Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.