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Team SoaPen: From Paper to Prototype

Team SoaPen: From Paper to Prototype

By: Team SoaPen In Our Wildest Dreams The four of us had just graduated from design school specializing in Industrial Design. We asked ourselves and each other, “What’s next?” We felt the post-graduation vacuum of no creative stimulation – the lack of space and projects. We were no longer able […]

November 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

November 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. It’s been an exciting month. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during November. Click away. UNICEF Innovation Fund On 15 November, 2016 – UNICEF announced its first portfolio of venture capital […]

The 4th Global Innovation Center Advisory Committee Meeting: Shaping More Effective Services and Solutions on the Ground

The 4th Global Innovation Center Advisory Committee Meeting: Shaping More Effective Services and Solutions on the Ground

By: Emma Ohana November 16 and 17, 2016, marked the fourth meeting of the Global Innovation Center Advisory Committee (GIC AC). The meeting was well attended with representation from frog, the Republic of Korea, Overlap Associates, Point B, UNICEF Canada, UNICEF UK, US Fund for UNICEF, and the University of […]

Alfabeto and Belmira. © UNICEF / Rodrigues

“Hi friend…” – a closer look at the SMS BIZ / U-Report counseling programme in Mozambique

The original story was published in U-Report. Written by Nelson Rodrigues. View the original article here. Alfabeto and Belmira are part of a small team of activists powering the SMS BIZ/U-Report Mozambique’s counselling service for adolescents and young people. Alfabeto joined the team 6 months ago and Belmira has been providing counselling services with U-Report for […]

Using RapidPro through their mobile phones, health workers like Kabiru Kargbo can quickly report on drugs and medical supplies they receive at their health facilities. © UNICEF Sierra Leone/2016/Mason

SMS reporting helps saves lives in Sierra Leone

The original story was published at www.unicef.org on 21 November 2016. Written by Harriet Mason. View the original article here. Sierra Leone health workers are now using a SMS reporting platform. The system makes reporting quicker and more transparent, helping the government track healthcare supplies across the country and plan availability […]

So consider this a Failure Friday posting on the wrong day.

From Fail to Scale: catching up with the field workers

The original story was published in Nutrition RapidSMS on 17 November 2016. View the original article here. There is a misperception among many that tech or innovative developments are being introduced from the national level downwards.  When we started to scale-up the reporting with RapidPro in Northern Nigeria, it was […]

UNICEF Is Investing in Tech Start-Ups

UNICEF Is Investing in Tech Start-Ups

The original story was published in The Associated Press on 15 November 2016, 4:21 PM. Written By Michael Astor. View the original article here. UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations children’s agency is taking a cue from Silicon Valley and making venture capital investments in emerging market tech start-ups to […]