By Youth For Youth

Amina, raise her hand to give answer to the question asked by the teacher in her Urdu class in UNICEF sported child friendly, Government girls elementary school, Kot Azam Khan, Kasur District, Punjab province Pakistan. Photographer: Asad Zaidi

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From 30 to 660 U-Ambassadors, follow U-Report PakAvaz’s journey

U-Report PakAvaz is UNICEF’s flagship program in Pakistan. U-Report is a free SMS-based system that allows young Pakistanis to speak out on issues within communities across the country and work together with other community leaders for positive change. Establishing U-Report in Pakistan initially, we selected thirty young individuals between the […]

Young Innovators Series: Bujar Dujaka, 23, funded a Creative Centre in Cermjan, Kosovo to give young people opportunities

Young Innovators Series: Bujar Dujaka, 23, funded a Creative Centre in Cermjan, Kosovo to give young people opportunities

By Pilar Lagos Name: Bujar Dujaka Age: 23 City of Origin: Kodrali, Gjakovë, Kosovo Project/Facebook page: Qendra Kreative Cermjan It took me less than five minutes to realize that Bujar Dujaka is one special young innovator with a bright future ahead. He doesn’t speak English fluently and still agreed to […]

Job Opportunity: Innovation Partnership Coordinator, San Francisco

Job Opportunity: Innovation Partnership Coordinator, San Francisco

Title: Innovation Partnership Coordinator Location of Assignment: San Francisco, California Languages: Excellent knowledge of English (knowledge of other languages a plus) Travel: Travel anticipated, destination(s) TBC Duration of contract: 11.5 months Section & Unit: Global Innovation Centre Consultant reporting to: Senior Adviser on Innovation and co-lead, Innovation Unit Background & […]

All participants (in blue), mentors and UPSHIFT organizers (in white) UPSHIFT Workshop © UNICEF/Innovations Lab Ho Chi Minh/UPSHIFT Workshop/ Truong Viet Hung/ November 2015

An UPSHIFT Journey: From Kosovo to Vietnam

Enter UPSHIFT Social Impact Workshop In 2014, Unicef Kosovo Programme‘s UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo developed and launched the first UPSHIFT programme ever. UPSHIFT seeks to create youth-led social impact programs by providing them with the necessary skill training, financial resources and mentorship. The Kosovo program achieved some impressive results: More than 126 […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Josh Harvey

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Josh Harvey

Josh Harvey, Innovations Lab Lead and Innovations Specialist, Kosovo (UNSC 1244) Tell us a bit about your background. I was born and raised in Amish country in rural Pennsylvania. I have a BA in History from Dickinson College and an MA in International Development and Education from Columbia University Graduate […]

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Why a million little teaspoons are exactly what we need

Written by Josh Harvey, Lab Lead, UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo  Panthea Lee’s excellent Co.Exist article (“Why ‘Design For Development’ is Failing to Live Up to its Promise” [http://www.fastcoexist.com/3045768/why-design-for-development-is-failing-on-its-promise]) said an enormous number of things with which I agree, so I was surprised by how ill at ease it left me. […]