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U-Report Cote d’Ivoire Ignites a Youth Movement: 5 lessons on creating content to equitably engage girls and boys

AUTHORS: Sophie Chavanel, UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire Chief of Communications Norman Muhwezi, UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire Innovation Lead In Cote d’Ivoire, more than 50% of our population are under the age of 25. These 14 million young activists and changemakers within their community represent the generation that will lead progress towards a […]

Job Opportunity: Research Scientist, Machine Learning Specialist, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Research Scientist, Machine Learning Specialist, Office of Innovation

Role: Research Scientist, Machine Learning Specialist, Office of Innovation Job Number: 510041 | Vacancy Link Locations: Headquarters Locations: United States of America Work Type: Consultancy Duration: 6 months half-time (up to 63 working days) Duty Station: NYHQ Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P3) UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every […]

(Left) Katy Sabrina Estime, 15, sits on a bed in a room of her home, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, with Dehana Estime, 17, in Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos Islands, Friday 15 September 2017.

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a category five hurricane that hit the Caribbean between Wednesday 6 September and Sunday 10 September, is putting the well-being of hundreds of thousands of children in the Caribbean in danger. The extent of the devastation to Cuba and islands in the Eastern Caribbean is beginning to become clearer as rapid assessments are underway. With high winds, heavy rain and storm surges, Irma caused widespread damage to homes, schools, health centers and basic infrastructure across the region.

Needs assessments are underway across all the islands affected by Hurricane Irma. UNICEF staff are on the ground, working in close coordination with government and implementing partners, evaluating the most urgent needs for children and adolescents. As of 14 September 2017, 132 schools are potentially affected in Anguilla, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos islands.

Digital volunteers deliver lifesaving information during Hurricane Irma

By James Powell, U-Report Lead Katy Sabrina Estime, 15, sits with her friend in her home which was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, in Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos Islands. UNICEF/UN0121875/Moreno Gonzalez They came in three. Hurricane’s Irma, Jose and Maria battered their way through the Caribbean and Southern Florida last […]

Job Opportunity: Technical Project Coordinator (Unmanned Aerial Systems Specialist)

Job Opportunity: Technical Project Coordinator (Unmanned Aerial Systems Specialist)

Role: Technical Project Coordinator (Unmanned Aerial Systems Specialist) Job no: 510019 Work type: Consultancy Location: Kazakhstan Categories: Emergency Programme, Information Communication Technology, Consultancy, Innovation, Programme Management UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their […]

Social Innovators from 22 Country Offices gather in Kosovo to create UPSHIFT 2.0

Social Innovators from 22 Country Offices gather in Kosovo to create UPSHIFT 2.0

by Lisar Morina & Katherine Crisp Prishtina, Kosovo — UNICEF Kosovo and UNICEF’s Global Innovation Centre, brought together stakeholders from more than 22 countries including Vietnam, Guatemala, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Georgia and Indonesia to support the development and enhancement of UPSHIFT. This 3-day workshop was an opportunity to bring together perspectives from across […]

Job Opportunity: Partnership Officer, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Partnership Officer, Office of Innovation

  Job Number: 509479 | Vacancy Link Locations: Headquarters Locations: United States of America Work Type: Consultancy Duration: 11.5 months Duty Station: New York (UNICEF HQ) Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P2) UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working […]