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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 […]

Job Opportunity: U-Report: Product Design Manager

Job Opportunity: U-Report: Product Design Manager

U-Report: Product Design Manager | Vacancy Link Duty Station: Remote Work Type: Consultancy Duration: 9 months with the possibility of an extension up to 11.5 months UNICEF is seeking a consultant to redefine the U-Report “product” at UNICEF and beyond tying into U-Report’s core goals.    1. Scale: Ensure young people find out about the […]

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 […]

About us: UNICEF Innovation

About us: UNICEF Innovation

    What We Do UNICEF’s Office of Innovation works with partners – and through UNICEF’s network of global problem solvers – to tackle the big challenges and take advantage of the big opportunities facing the world’s children. Focusing on where new markets meet vital needs, we’ve partnered with leaders […]