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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 […]

Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL) at the Information Technology University: Engaging fathers in maternal health

Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL) at the Information Technology University: Engaging fathers in maternal health

On 15 November 2016, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces its first portfolio of investments in open source technology solutions – Rah-e-maa, from the Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab at the Information Technology University  is among the first five companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups […]

SayCel and Open Source Cellular Solutions

SayCel and Open Source Cellular Solutions

On 15 November 2016, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces its first portfolio of investments in open source technology solutions – SayCel and Open Source Cellular Solutions is among the first five companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on […]