Jasmina Byrne


Senior Researcher

Jasmina Byrne is Chief of Foresight and Policy in UNICEF with over 25 years of experience in global research and policy development. She leads UNICEF’s work on analysis of global trends and anticipatory policy in areas such as digital technologies, public governance, society and the environment. Previously, she managed UNICEF’s Office of Research portfolio on children and digital technologies, child rights and child protection. Jasmina’s interests in digital issues span the period of 15 years through conducting research, policy innovation and advocacy on behalf of children. She was one of the creators and leads of Global Kids Online, a multi-country research initiative on children’s use of digital technologies, and the lead of UNICEF’s data governance initiative. She has authored and co-authored several studies and policy documents on children’s use of digital technologies, internet governance and digital civic engagement including co-authoring UNICEF’s Manifesto on Children’s Data Governance.