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Improving school participation: Open access to a digital educational platform in Namibia.

Improving school participation: Open access to a digital educational platform in Namibia.

This blog post written by UNICEF’s Namibia country office is one in a series highlighting UNICEF’s work in the digital learning space. This growing portfolio of work advocates for digital learning platforms which support content localization, adaptive learning features, certification and other needs identified by UNICEF country offices. “What you […]

UNICEF announces funding for AI, Data Science, and VR startups to help solve the world’s biggest problems.

UNICEF announces funding for AI, Data Science, and VR startups to help solve the world’s biggest problems.

Venture Round (April 2018) — UNICEF Innovation Fund welcomes 6 new tech startups developing open source frontier technology solutions to improve children’s lives. Located in developing markets across the globe, these startups will be joining the Fund’s tech-focused cohorts working on products and services that integrate technologies in artificial intelligence, […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Datawheel

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Datawheel

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions –Datawheel is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. Datawheel will join a cohort of companies working on solutions using data science and artificial intelligence. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Pixframe

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Pixframe

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions –Pixframe is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. Pixframe kicks off a cohort of companies developing solutions which support best practices identified by UNICEF’s research on games-based learning. The […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: TeliportMe

UNICEF Innovation Fund: TeliportMe

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions – TeliportMe is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. TeliportMe joins a cohort of companies developing solutions using Virtual and Augmented Reality. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Thinking Machines

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Thinking Machines

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions –Thinking Machines is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. Thinking Machines will join a cohort of companies working on solutions using data science and artificial intelligence. The UNICEF Innovation […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Suzhou Crenovator Lab Corp.

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Suzhou Crenovator Lab Corp.

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions – Suzhou Crenovator Lab Corp. is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. Suzhou Crenovator Lab Corp. joins a cohort of companies developing solutions using Virtual and Augmented Reality. The […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Dymaxion labs

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Dymaxion labs

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions – Dymaxion Labs is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. Dymaxion Labs will join a cohort of companies working on solutions using data science and artificial intelligence. The UNICEF […]

The Sehat Appa programme delivers menstrual hygiene training to community health workers in marginalized communities and delivers accurate information to young girls and women in the community. The programme aims to reach more than 300,000 girls and women with knowledge to on building good habits. © UNICEF/Pakistan/2018

Design for girls, by girls. Period.

By Gloria Lihemo and Rosemary Arnott Solutions should always be grounded in the people who use them. This is the value of “human-centered design”, an approach UNICEF is using to complement traditional expert- and research-based thinking. By understanding the people who will use the solutions — their wants and needs — […]