Author: unicefstories

The International Development Innovation Alliance and launch of a New Gender Equality and Innovation Publication

The International Development Innovation Alliance and launch of a New Gender Equality and Innovation Publication

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, […]

Job Opportunity: Product Innovation Manager (Emerging Challenges)

Job Opportunity: Product Innovation Manager (Emerging Challenges)

Role: Product Innovation Manager (Emerging Challenges), P-4, #102949 FT in MSFIC, UNICEF Supply Division, CPH, Denmark Job Number: 517565 | Vacancy Link Locations: Denmark Work Type: Fixed Term Staff Purpose for the job: The Product Innovation Manager (Emerging Challenges) will be responsible for develop shaping and executing a strategy to drive R&D and […]

UNICEF staff at work on second sample evaluation at SD in Copenhagen Photo Credit UNICEF F.Gabellini

Creating better products for children through co-creation with industry: An interview with Bo Sorensen on the Emergency Multi-Purpose Tents project

What is the emergency multi-purpose tents project about?   In emergency situations, such as natural disasters or conflicts, UNICEF uses multi-purpose tents to serve numerous functions, including schools, child-friendly spaces, health clinics, and ablution units. We launched this project in response to feedback suggesting that the tents were not meeting their […]

Job Opportunity: Evidence and Innovation Scaling Strategist

Job Opportunity: Evidence and Innovation Scaling Strategist

Role: Evidence and Innovation Scaling Strategist Job Number: 517560 | Vacancy Link Locations: Headquarters Locations: United States Work Type :Consultancy Duration: 110 days over 11.5 months Duty Station: Remote 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 […]

UNICEF and partners participate in the State Emergency Service training simulation in Almaty to prepare for the launch of Kazakhstan’s #drone corridor. Photo: ©AnnaStativkina / @UNICEF

UNICEF in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan establishes two Drone testing corridors in Kazakhstan.

ASTANA, Kazakhstan/NEW YORK, 22 October 2018 – The Government of Kazakhstan and UNICEF launched a joint initiative for testing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/also known as drones) for emergency preparedness and response at two designated Drone Testing Corridors. Today in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, UNICEF representative Yuri Oksamitniy and the […]

Global Meeting of entrepreneurs: Discovering cutting-edge innovations

Global Meeting of entrepreneurs: Discovering cutting-edge innovations

Reflections by: Moses Gichanga, Founder & Lead Engineer, Autonomous Systems Research (ASR). ASR is part of the UNICEF Innovation Fund’s portfolio of startups working on open source solutions to improve children’s lives. ASR is a multidisciplinary research group specializing in engineering research and its use in tackling conservation, humanitarian and other issues. […]