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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 […]

Job Opportunity: Portfolio Strategist – UNICEF Innovation, New York (Re-advertisement)

Job Opportunity: Portfolio Strategist – UNICEF Innovation, New York (Re-advertisement)

Role: Portfolio Strategist (re-advertisment) Job Number: 511563 | Vacancy Link Locations: NYHQ, United States Work Type: Consultancy Duration:11.5 months 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 is to identify […]

A Zimbabwe Government extension worker updates the status of a borehole in Chikomba district, 118 km south of the capital, Harare. ©Ministry of Environment, Water & Climate, Zimbabwe/2018

Reaching the Hardest-to-Reach: Accelerating the Delivery of Water and Sanitation Services through Real-time Monitoring (RTM) in Zimbabwe

By Moreblessing Munyaka, Aidan Cronin, Raquel Wexler Learning how to scale innovations Rural communities in Zimbabwe can now more quickly report water and sanitation (WASH) service deficiencies directly to government and obtain the services they need, thanks to UNICEF’s support to the Government of Zimbabwe’s national real-time monitoring systems and […]

Cynthia McCaffrey, director of the Office of Global Innovation at the United
Nations Children's Fund. Photo by: UNICEF

Innovation at UNICEF: Do it for the kids

Written By Catherine Cheney. The original story was published in Devex on 30 March 2018. Access original article here. SAN FRANCISCO — Ask about the leaders in innovation for international development, and you are likely to hear about the United Nations Children’s Fund, in part because it launched its innovation unit […]

Job Opportunity: Software Developer, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Software Developer, Office of Innovation

Role: Software Developer Job Number:512343 | Vacancy Link Locations: Headquarters, United States, Remote Work Type: Consultancy How can you make a difference? We are looking to hire several software developers to join the Software team for the following open-source projects: You will create, and contribute to, open-source tools intended to use real-time information to […]

In Côte d'Ivoire, one child of out 10 dies before the age of 10 years old of easily preventable and treatable illness such as pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria.

U-Reporters take action to prevent spread of mosquito-borne diseases in Côte d’Ivoire

Key insights from the mosquito nets campaign in Côte d’Ivoire from Sophie Chavanel, Chief of Communication, UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire, Norman Muhwezi, Innovation Specialist, UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire There are exciting things happening in Côte d’Ivoire! U-Report Côte d’Ivoire is striking again with innovative ways to use U-Report, and this time, to support programmes’ […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: Trustlab

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: Trustlab

Trustlab: Proof of Impact for Early Childhood Development UNICEF Innovation Fund is proud to see portfolio member, Trustlab — graduate. They’ve come a long way – from numerous product iterations, to deep diving into understanding their ecosystem better, strengthening their business model, and gearing up on taking their solution to […]