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#TrendingLaws: How can Machine Learning and Network Analysis help us identify the “influencers” of Constitutions?

#TrendingLaws: How can Machine Learning and Network Analysis help us identify the “influencers” of Constitutions?

“Analyses of governing documents from 194 countries could help people fighting for human and environmental rights.” Scientific American UNICEF’s Office of Innovation has applied network science and machine learning to national constitutions to better understand how laws develop to protect vulnerable populations. New research by scientists from UNICEF’s Office of […]

Job Opportunity: Business Strategy Mentor

Job Opportunity: Business Strategy Mentor

Role: Business Strategy Mentor | Vacancy Link Work Type: Consultancy Duty Station: Remote Duration: Full-time for Aug-Sept, then 2 days a week until end Nov. 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 Innovation Fund […]

Job Opportunity: Design Consultant, Office of Innovation, Remote

Job Opportunity: Design Consultant, Office of Innovation, Remote

Role: Design Consultant | Vacancy Link Work Type: Consultancy Duty station: Remote Duration: 60 days over 6 months (with optional extension to full-time and up to 11.5 months based on performance, needs and available funding). UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their […]

Government extension workers in Insiza district (469 km south of the Zimbabwe capital, Harare) receive training on the Rural WASH Information Management System (RWIMS) – SMS Notification Response (SNR). Photo credit: ©UNICEF Zimbabwe/2018/ Mutsiwegota

Digital Monitoring in support of National eSystems Strengthening: Lessons from UNICEF’s RapidPro Scale Up Initiative

By: Raquel Wexler, Deepak Bhaskaran, Sean Blaschke, Wojciech Koprowicz, Cary McCormick, Iain Murray, Lillian Luanda, Zuriñe Cadena Jimenez The Real-time Monitoring through RapidPro Scale-Up initiative is enabling UNICEF teams to leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the delivery of national services and monitoring of programmes, while strengthening the ability […]

Anbar Governorate is the largest in Iraq, and has a significant population of displaced people due to ongoing armed conflict. UNICEF is working to implement its full range of activities, covering education, health and nutrition, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene and emergency services to people in and out of camps. © UNICEF/UN0203983/Jeelo

Using frontier technology & data to monitor child poverty in Iraq

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq has entered a new phase. Long periods of violence and widespread displacement have left many families and their children without jobs and livelihoods; their homes and houses damaged and basic services disrupted. Children are the most affected group — they’ve not only left their homes […]

©UNICEF Iran/2018

Iranian experts from public and private sectors come together to form the country’s first ever ‘Innovation for Children Initiative’ with UNICEF support

On Monday 25th June 2018, a very diverse range of enthusiastic individuals came together in Tehran to exchange ideas on finding innovative solutions for problems facing children and adolescents in Iran. More than 120 experts from a variety of government bodies, civil society, UN and the private sector including start-up […]

Job Opportunity: Coordinator for the Innovation Fund, Office of Innovation, New York, USA

Job Opportunity: Coordinator for the Innovation Fund, Office of Innovation, New York, USA

Role: Coordinator for the Innovation Fund | Vacancy Link Locations: New York Headquarters, United States Work Type: Consultancy Duration: 11.5 months The UNICEF Innovation Fund has been specifically designed to finance early stage, open-source technology that can benefit children. The core motivation of the Innovation Fund is to identify “clusters” or […]

U-Report Côte d’Ivoire responding to emergency

U-Report Côte d’Ivoire responding to emergency

Technology and young people assisting communities Authors: Sophie Chavanel, Head of Communications, UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire and Daniel Ouedraogo, Youth Engagement Strategist, UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire. Natural disasters can have devastating effects in urban areas. In many countries, such as Côte d’Ivoire, during rainy season, intense rainfall can cause floods, landslides and it is […]

Progress so far around School mapping visualization tool for Colombia. UNICEF/Innovations/2018

Unlocking the power of data for social good in Colombia

Written by: Viviana Cañon Tamayo, UNICEF Colombia  With the technical assistance of UNICEF’s Office of Innovation in New York and the financial support of the Innovation Fund, Colombia’s Country Office is currently developing three potential uses of Big/New Data Analysis: school mapping, natural disasters, and epidemics. By using and combining […]