Access to Information

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UNICEF calls on technology partners to provide access to data that can improve children’s lives.

On 17 July, 2016, UNICEF received an award for using innovation, data science, and real-time information to solve global goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 to improve the lives of people everywhere, by aiming to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, […]

Handwashing with Spider-Man? A new serious game to teach children essential hygiene practices

Handwashing with Spider-Man? A new serious game to teach children essential hygiene practices

By Clemens Gros, M&E Specialist and Innovations Lead, UNICEF Ghana In 2015 alone, over 10,000 children under five in Ghana died from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases (WHO 2015). Therefore, one year ago we set out to develop a serious game that could teach children in Ghana about the importance of handwashing.  Handwashing with water […]

Young IT specialists were enjoying the process of innovation 
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Building technologies for children in Kyrgyzstan: how to improve HIV treatment for children via mobile tools?

By Mavliuda Dzhaparova BISHKEK, 28 March 2016 – The Google Developers Group Kyrgyzstan and UNICEF organized the first hackathon “Technologies for Children” attended by thirty IT specialists on 25-27 March. Young boys and girls as well as experienced developers dedicated their weekend to finding innovative solutions for challenges faced by […]