Head of Exploration, UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Innovation Centre
Founding Project Leads, The Circular Design Lab
Courtney Savie Lawrence is an explorer and connector by nature who thrives by working with others to bring system changing and meaningful initiatives to life- especially with a focus on inclusive innovation and sustainable development. In the past 15 years she has lived, worked and traveled across more than 70 countries in pursuit of positive social impact using systemic design and community based approaches to shifting systems. She currently works with the UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Innovation Centre as Head of Exploration and volunteers as one of the Founding Project Leads for The Circular Design Lab. In the past 10 years she has also formally co-founded two social enterprises and has worked in and among large scale organizations like Ashoka, the United Nations and collaborated with global academic centers such as MIT's D-lab and Stanford's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. For the past 7 years she has been Asia-based working in the social impact sector as an entrepreneur, consultant, university lecturer and co-founder of DSIL Global.