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A student at Thika School for the Blind in Kenya is testing accessible digital content to provide feedback for the design of the Accessible Digital Textbook ekitabuLLC/2018

Making digital learning accessible for all children in Kenya

By: Daniel Baheta, Chief Education; Florian Rabenstein, Education Officer, UNICEF Kenya Kenya pilots the first prototype of an accessible digital textbook that follows Universal Design for learning “I can use it myself” – Student at Kambui Primary School for the Deaf in Kiambu County, Kenya Kenya — Nairobi in particular — […]

©UNICEF/ New York/2018

RapidPro Embraced by SDG Action Campaign & UN Development Community

The UN Development Operations Coordination Office (UNDOCO) will incorporate a real-time monitoring module using the open source platform, RapidPro, into UN INFO and make it available to all UN country teams. UN INFO is a platform that digitizes the UN Development Assistance Framework and is being rolled out to all UN country […]

Job Opportunity: Deployment Strategy and Packaging Specialist, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Deployment Strategy and Packaging Specialist, Office of Innovation

Role: Deployment Strategy and Packaging Specialist Job Number: 517762 | Vacancy Link Location: Remote Duration: 11.5 months Work-Type: Consultancy UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries […]

U-Reporters officially launch U-Report in  Uzbekistan

UNICEF and Partners Launch a New Digital Platform for Youth in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT, 5 October 2018 – About 6oo young people – school children, students of the colleges and universities, members of the Youth Union of Uzbekistan, officials and representatives from governmental, public and international organizations, media gathered at the ‘Zarafshan’ Media Hall to attend the launch of U-Report, a new digital […]

Job Opportunity: Technical Support Adviser, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Technical Support Adviser, Office of Innovation

Role: Technical Support Adviser, Office of Innovation, Job Number: 517928 | Vacancy Link Duty Station: New York, USA Work Type: Consultancy Duration: 11.5 months How can you make a difference? The UNICEF Innovation Fund has been specifically designed to finance early stage, open-source technology that can benefit children. The core motivation of the […]

On the final day of the RRM, UNICEF partner Niles Hope, distributes Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) items to women throughout the day. The WASH items include water filtration buckets, collapsable jerry cans, washing soaps and water purification tablets. UNICEF Rapid Response Mission (RRM) to New Fangkak, Jonglei State, South Sudan. UNICEF/James Elrington

Blunders, bloopers and foul-ups: the other WASH taboo

Increasing willingness to talk about failures in WASH on World Toilet Day. Written by: Esther Shaylor I recently joined UNICEF in the Innovation Unit based out of Supply Division in Copenhagen. In getting to grips with my new work load there was a talk about the ‘The Jerry Can Project’. This […]

Building an innovation ecosystem that will unlock gender equality outcomes at scale

Building an innovation ecosystem that will unlock gender equality outcomes at scale

From 29 October-1 November 2018, the International Development Innovation Alliance convened their bi-annual meeting at the Rockefeller Foundation. Topics of focus for collaboration and partnership for the International Development Alliance (IDIA) include scaling, innovation ecosystems, capacity building, impact and influence, and gender equality. In the course of their three-day meeting, […]