Original article published on 10 November, 2015 on UN Radio. To view the original article, click here.

Gary Stahl. UNICEF/BRZ/Lucia Oliveira

Start-up companies, artists, musicians and humanitarian workers have been examining how technological innovations can improve the lives of poor and marginalized children worldwide.

They have been meeting in Helsinki, Finland, at a two-day summit organized by the government and the UN children’s fund, UNICEF, which ended on Tuesday.

Dianne Penn talks to Gary Stahl, UNICEF representative in Brazil, where the agency is pioneering a mobile phone alert system to help keep millions of children in school.

To listen to the interview, click here