Milica Begovic Radojevic
Based in: Istanbul Regional Hub for Europe and Central Asia
Studied at: University of Alabama
Languages: Montenegrin, English
I'm Milica Begovic Radojevic (Millie), and I work on bringing innovation to development - one person, and one experiment at a time.
My main areas of expertise:
- Social innovation, change management
- Design thinking, user innovation, citizen engagement, foresight, social network analysis, tech and complexity science and development
- Natural resource planning, disaster risk reduction, local development
I work with teams (UNDP and national/local partners) across the region to find out new ways of tackling stubborn problems, test out fresh ideas and new perspectives in UNDP context.
Some recent achievements
2014-2015 Designed and tested a new approach to ‘scaling up’ in development, borrowing principles from sciences (biology, ecology, cognitive science and psychology). Read my article on it in Stanford Social Innovation Review
2013-2014 Introduced new method (micro-narratives) for weak signal detection, analysis of underlying causes of development issues, and impact evaluation
2013 Ran UNDP’s first challenge prize (UNDP/Nesta Renewable Energy Challenge), subsequently taking part in drafting UNDP’s first corporate policy on innovation challenge prizes.