The International Development Innovation Alliance and launch of a New Gender Equality and Innovation Publication

The International Development Innovation Alliance and launch of a New Gender Equality and Innovation Publication

From 29 October-1 November 2018, the International Development Innovation Alliance convened their bi-annual meeting at the Rockefeller Foundation. Topics of focus for collaboration and partnership for the International Development Alliance (IDIA) include scaling, innovation ecosystems, capacity building, impact and influence, and gender equality. In the course of their three-day meeting, […]

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Iranian experts from public and private sectors come together to form the country’s first ever ‘Innovation for Children Initiative’ with UNICEF support

On Monday 25th June 2018, a very diverse range of enthusiastic individuals came together in Tehran to exchange ideas on finding innovative solutions for problems facing children and adolescents in Iran. More than 120 experts from a variety of government bodies, civil society, UN and the private sector including start-up […]

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 […]

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UNICEF Innovate: 2018 Davos Roundup

23-26 January , 2018 – UNICEF Innovation Futures Lead & WEF Global Future Council on Human Rights chair – Erica Kochi joins world leaders, industry experts, and changemakers at Davos 2018’s “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World” to discuss the opportunities and implications of  emerging technologies — and the responsibility […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: IDEASIS

UNICEF Innovation Fund: IDEASIS

On 08 Dec 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions – IDEASIS is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on open source solutions to improve […]