Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. This was a busy month. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during August. Click away:
UNICEF awarded by CIO 100 for game-changing innovations
UNICEF was honored at the 29th CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony for its work on utilizing new technologies — like RapidPro and U-Report — to strengthen its ability to advocate for the protection of children’s rights around the world. Find out more here.
USAID mHealth compendium features mHealth that scales
The USAID mHealth Compendium 2016 features 10 profiles of mHealth programmes that have grown in scale over time. Highlighted as part of the 10 programmes were tools UNICEF and partners have created: Mhero, Mom Connect, RapidSMS, U-Report, and RapidPro. Find out more here.
Empowering the New Generation of Innovators in Jordan
UNICEF Jordan convened a workshop to catalyze leading Jordanian organizations to engage in social innovation in general and the labs in particular. Find out more about the workshop, facilitated by Amani Institute here.
Social Innovation Camp: Creating Solutions that Stimulate Community Commitment
The Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU) with the support of UNICEF held its second Social Innovation Camp. The camp created a space for children, adolescents, and youth to exercise their creativity in solving social problems.
Highlights from The Nairobi Innovation Week 2016: Creating Innovative Solutions, Together.
The Nairobi Innovation Week 2016 delivered robust discussions on key issues in innovation and Kenya’s innovation eco-system. Find out more by viewing both UNICEF Kenya’s photo story and the social media highlights of #NIW2016.
Technology for Good: Creating a Brighter Tomorrow
ARM in partnership with UNICEF Innovation visited Kenya in late June to witness UNICEF’s work in action and explore how technology can be part of the solution. Read the reflections of the ARM team here.
How one question with many answers solves the equation
UNICEF Innovation cares not only about gender, but also diversity of background — nationality and disciplinary — as well as diversity in how to approach and interpret the world. Find out why diversity matters at UNICEF Innovation.
Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: UNICEF
Facebook highlighted UNICEF for being an early Facebook Bot adopter and successfully integrating U-Report on Facebook Messenger. UNICEF’s bots for U-Report allows young people from around the world to participate through Facebook in a social movement that amplifies their voices helping create positive political and social change. Read more here.
Facebook Messenger Chatbot Aims to Prevent Mother to Child HIV Transmission
The Praekelt Foundation has announced that the Department of Health’s MomConnect service will be making its way to Facebook as a Messenger bot. Adding a bot on Facebook can help make the service even more accessible to South Africans.
Internet of Good Things (IoGT) accessed by 1 million global users
IoGT hit an important milestone reaching 1 million users in a single month – that’s 40% more than in October 2015. Find out why here.
How technology is reaching children who need it the most in Malawi
In 2016, many people living with HIV do not know their status. Innovative HIV prevention efforts, like point-of-care tests that take just 50 minutes to provide early infant diagnosis, are helping to save children’s lives.
How SMS helps prevent HIV in Mozambique
UNICEF has partnered with government ministries in Mozambique to launch U-Report, a youth-led SMS service that promotes participation and counseling of young people and adolescents on sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.
Two-thirds of young people in more than 18 countries say they have been victims of bullying
A new poll conducted through U-Report by UNICEF and their partners share that 9 out of 10 young people believe bullying is a pervasive problem in their communities, and two-thirds say they have experienced bullying first hand. Find out more here.
If you see it, you can stop it
In reaction to a poll about bullying using U-Report, Yeshna, an 18-year-old blogger living in Mauritius, shares her thoughts on bullying and why it continues to affect children in every region of the world.
Youth from around the world have their say on bullying
In response to the U-Report results released on youth day, UNICEF and its partners asked U-Reporters and VOY bloggers for selfies and their thoughts about bullying in their communities. Read their thoughts here.
UNICEF Indonesia and Pramuka Partnership
UNICEF and Pramuka, the world’s largest national Scouts movement (with over 20 million members) partner to address three priority areas. These areas are preventing violence against children, improving the nutritional habits and practices of adolescents, and ending open defecation.
In addition, the partnership encourages the engagement of the Scouts membership to address some of the country´s key development challenges through the digital youth participation platform U-Report.
Also, view the photo story about UNICEF and Pramuka’s partnership here.
El combate al acoso escolar, visualizado a través de internet
El audio original ha publicado en Radio ONU el 25 de Agosto del 2016. Para escuchar el audio completo, haz escucha aquí.