Author: Angelica Ong

Photo: A detail of one journey map showing the natural and human dangers of traveling for migrant children (rivers and coyotes). Photo Credit, Sean Donahue

A Migrant Child’s Journey: Understanding the Risks and Opportunities through Design Thinking, Journey Maps, and Rapid Prototyping.

Written by: Elizabeth Chin and Sean Donahue Last year, Art Center College of Design and UNICEF Mexico signed a 2-year formal agreement to work together – exploring how design, research, and technology can offer new paths and innovative approaches to address issues faced by unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents in […]

December 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

December 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. We’ve ended the year strong. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during December. Click away. UNICEF Innovation Fund The Fund’s 5 Start-ups Share – “Why Open Source?” We asked UNICEF Innovation […]

Class Picture - Representatives from the Fund's 5 open source tech start-ups + mentors + UNICEF team.

6 Superstar Mentors + Fund’s 5 Start-Ups Meet in Dubai to Discuss Pitfalls, Red Flags, Strengths, and Value Propositions.

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund recently announced investments in 5 open source tech start-ups, in its first set of external seed capital investments. In addition to financing, portfolio companies receive bespoke mentorship and technical assistance. Generously hosted by Her Excellency, Shamma Bint Suhail Faris al-Mazrui and the Ministry of Youth in Dubai, […]

October 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

October 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during October. Click away. Breaking Gender Stereotypes – a Young Girl Reminds Women and Girls of Their Rights Meet a young a 16-year-old girl from […]

Meeting our youth: our future, our present.

Meeting our youth: our future, our present.

“I am passionate in applying technical, scientific, and analytical skills to foster social good around the world.” “I am driven by big data and machine learning technology to do something good.” “I create ideas using design, storytelling, and technology.” These are just some of the many voices we heard during […]

Meet our 2016 Summer Fellows

Meet our 2016 Summer Fellows

Summer at UNICEF Innovation NYHQ has been great. We’ve had sunny office days and great weather fueling new ideas, and recent visits from many members of our global team. This summer we also got to welcome talented fellows who lend their expertise to support us on current and future projects. […]

August 2016 Recap: Must Read Stories

August 2016 Recap: Must Read Stories

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 […]