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UNICEF Global Innovation Summit – Amman, Jordan

UNICEF Global Innovation Summit – Amman, Jordan

By: Gbolayemi Lufadeju, Communication Officer, Media Relations Record breaking profits and mergers and acquisitions in the tech industry confirm that year on year the influence and power of tech companies is growing. There is no doubt that, collectively, their products and services reach billions of people around the world, so […]

Janani Express – A look into the referral transport system in India

Janani Express – A look into the referral transport system in India

This is a documentation about the referral transport ambulance system set up by the government of Madhya Pradesh and UNICEF in India. From 2013 to 2016, this system has allowed the successful transport of over 4 million women and children to health institutions in the state of Madhya Pradesh alone. […]

On 19 January 2017 in Jordan, two adolescent girls use cellphones outside a solar kiosk in the Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees, in Mafraq Governorate, near the Syrian border. The kiosk – supported by worldwide solar energy provider SOLARKIOSK AG; systems and services provider SES Techcom Services (an affiliate of global satellite operator SES); and UNICEF – provides internet connectivity and is equipped with tablets and computers. It also serves as a charging station for cellphones and other electronics equipment, and as an e-learning centre for children and youths in the camp. More than 80,000 people currently shelter in the Za’atari camp. Over half of them are children.

Primero is an open source technology platform enabling governments, aid agencies and social service workers to provide life-saving services and conduct case management for most vulnerable children was launched by key players in the humanitarian sector including UNFPA, UNHCR, the International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, and UNICEF in February 2017. Primero was created as a case management tool that enables social workers in the field to manage children displaced by conflict and provide them with a means to access basic services including family reunification in their host communities. 

Children represent a disproportionate and growing proportion of those who have sought refuge outside their countries of birth. 28 million children have been driven from their homes by violence and conflict within and across borders, including 10 million child refugees; 1 million asylum-seekers whose refugee status has not yet been determined; and an estimated 17 million children displaced within their own countries – they are in dire need of humanitarian assistance and access to critical services. 

In response to humanitarian crisis Primero is preparing for scale in humanitarian settings in host communities Lebanon, Jordan and the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Primero is also being

Digital futures in Za’atari

By UNICEF’s The State of the World’s Children report team On a recent afternoon in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, some Syrian girls took a break from the hot sun outside to play games and relax. For the girls, it was a moment of normality in lives torn apart by […]

Technology trends bring hope & uncertainty – let’s not wait, let’s act now.

Technology trends bring hope & uncertainty – let’s not wait, let’s act now.

Reflections by Jarrod Lovett, Youth Engagement Strategy Manager, Division of Communication. Jarrod attended UNICEF’s Global Innovation meeting, 2017 in Amman, Jordan. “Today and tomorrow’s world brings tremendous opportunities and challenges for children and young people. Technology’s advance is enhancing our lives while also destroying future sources of employment for young people.” The […]

April 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

April 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during April. Click away. “I imagine Ghana” incubator programme – meet their 7 changemakers and where they are now In 2015, UNICEF Ghana partnered with […]

“I imagine Ghana” incubator programme – meet their 7 changemakers and where they are now

“I imagine Ghana” incubator programme – meet their 7 changemakers and where they are now

By Sylvester Baffoe, M&E Officer, UNICEF Ghana Challenges faced by children and their families have rapidly evolved due to urbanization, climate change, lack of employment opportunities, broken education systems, increased disparities, and digital divides. New problem-solving approaches are essential to address these challenges. In Ghana, as in many other countries, local […]

March 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

March 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during March. Click away. 21st Century Skills for All: UNICEF and Pearson Launch Educational Partnership for Children Our youth is tomorrow’s future – it’s important […]

Art Center College of Design partners with UNICEF Mexico – bringing design and technology to issues within international development.

Art Center College of Design partners with UNICEF Mexico – bringing design and technology to issues within international development.

By: Sean Donahue, Elizabeth Chin, and Jaime Archundia Implementing innovation for children requires understanding the complexities and intricacies of a child’s life – what are their needs, interests, and concerns, how do they interact, and in which ecosystems are their actions embedded? Another important question is whether they have access […]