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.
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Tech communities in Europe and North America have been spurred into action by the refugee crisis, developing apps and other tools that can be used along the journey, immediately upon arrival, and for longer-term integration into the host society. This report maps several types of emerging tools and considers how policymakers responsible for refugee integration might play a more active role in supporting the most promising.