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Know your (immune) status – Biological Sensors

Know your (immune) status – Biological Sensors

The original story was published in Science Today on 14 November 2016. Written by Tamika Fellows. View the original article here. UNICEF’s Global Innovation Centre (GIC) has partnered with Rhodes University Biotechnology Innovation Centre to support the research of biological sensors. This study explores the potential of biological sensors to […]

New open source app helps protect children displaced by conflict

New open source app helps protect children displaced by conflict

A life–saving service for vulnerable children caught up in crises is now available to government, aid agencies and social service workers through an open source app developed by UNICEF and its partners. The app known as Primero, facilitates the secure collection, storage and sharing of data to improve child protection, […]

January 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

January 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. Happy 2017. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during January. Click away. Celebrating 70 Years of Innovation at UNICEF through Design 4 designers, multiple skype calls, caffeine overloads, and different time […]

Celebrating 70 Years of Innovation at UNICEF through Design

Celebrating 70 Years of Innovation at UNICEF through Design

By Mari Nakano, Design & Interaction Lead, UNICEF Office of Innovation Design has always played its part in supporting the work of UNICEF since its founding after World War II in 1946. The sale of UNICEF’s endearing postcards and greeting cards has been a key source of fundraising for decades, so […]

Mujeres contra la neumonía

Mujeres contra la neumonía

The original story was published in La Vanguardia on 08 January 2017. Written by Ana Macpherson. View the original article here. Unicef ensaya en Nepal un plan para frenar drásticamente la primera causa de muerte de sus niños y se vale de una red de voluntarias en quienes las madres confían Una, […]

December 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

December 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. We’ve ended the year strong. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during December. Click away. UNICEF Innovation Fund The Fund’s 5 Start-ups Share – “Why Open Source?” We asked UNICEF Innovation […]

Ana, 11, bathing using tap water in Lawaki village, Tailevu Province.

Can we know if water is safe in real time?

The original story was published in Medium on 05 December 2016. Written by John Feighery. View the original article here. Can we know if water is safe in real time? UNICEF and the world’s water experts take on the challenge Everyone who works in the water sector would love to have a quick […]

Class Picture - Representatives from the Fund's 5 open source tech start-ups + mentors + UNICEF team.

6 Superstar Mentors + Fund’s 5 Start-Ups Meet in Dubai to Discuss Pitfalls, Red Flags, Strengths, and Value Propositions.

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund recently announced investments in 5 open source tech start-ups, in its first set of external seed capital investments. In addition to financing, portfolio companies receive bespoke mentorship and technical assistance. Generously hosted by Her Excellency, Shamma Bint Suhail Faris al-Mazrui and the Ministry of Youth in Dubai, […]