A student at Thika School for the Blind in Kenya is testing accessible digital content to provide feedback for the design of the Accessible Digital Textbook ekitabuLLC/2018

Making digital learning accessible for all children in Kenya

By: Daniel Baheta, Chief Education; Florian Rabenstein, Education Officer, UNICEF Kenya Kenya pilots the first prototype of an accessible digital textbook that follows Universal Design for learning “I can use it myself” – Student at Kambui Primary School for the Deaf in Kiambu County, Kenya Kenya — Nairobi in particular — […]

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RapidPro Embraced by SDG Action Campaign & UN Development Community

The UN Development Operations Coordination Office (UNDOCO) will incorporate a real-time monitoring module using the open source platform, RapidPro, into UN INFO and make it available to all UN country teams. UN INFO is a platform that digitizes the UN Development Assistance Framework and is being rolled out to all UN country […]

On the final day of the RRM, UNICEF partner Niles Hope, distributes Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) items to women throughout the day. The WASH items include water filtration buckets, collapsable jerry cans, washing soaps and water purification tablets. UNICEF Rapid Response Mission (RRM) to New Fangkak, Jonglei State, South Sudan. UNICEF/James Elrington

Blunders, bloopers and foul-ups: the other WASH taboo

Increasing willingness to talk about failures in WASH on World Toilet Day. Written by: Esther Shaylor I recently joined UNICEF in the Innovation Unit based out of Supply Division in Copenhagen. In getting to grips with my new work load there was a talk about the ‘The Jerry Can Project’. This […]

Building an innovation ecosystem that will unlock gender equality outcomes at scale

Building an innovation ecosystem that will unlock gender equality outcomes at scale

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 […]