Coverage

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak

The article was originally published on Bloomberg on October 23, 2014 by Chris Strohm Aid workers in Liberia tried out a new tool this week to contain the world’s worst Ebola outbreak: the text message. Using technology that can target mobile phones in a specific area, workers with the United […]

How to Pack for Liberia (unofficial)

How to Pack for Liberia (unofficial)

(as of 18 October, 2014) note: this is not advice. i am not responsible for you. if you get sick or need something that’s not on this list – not my fault. this is just what i packed, and a conversation i had with a friend, about my life in liberia so […]

New UNICEF Innovation Annual Report: 2014

New UNICEF Innovation Annual Report: 2014

Download the report here: UNICEF Innovation 2014 Annual Report The UNICEF Innovation 2014 Annual Report is a comprehensive overview of our current focus, structure, and strategies – and how we strengthen the overall UNICEF mission. These three categories are expanded upon to show in detail how we work, where we work, and […]

Empowering children: Child reporters for Rights of the Child

Traditionally we have been communicating a lot for and about children, yet hardly with and though them. In 2011 we endeavored to change this in DRC. Through a combination of play and knowledge, children, aged 12-16, are familiarized with the strategic use of the Convention of the Rights of the […]

The Ethics of Innovation

Each field has its own language and ethics. How do you work with beneficiaries (or users)? How do you conduct monitoring and evaluation (or A/B tests)? What does it mean to implement (or deploy)? These lexicons don’t always connect—and when they don’t, we see wasted effort and the potential to […]

Activate Talk: Challenges and Opportunities in Zambia’s Innovation Ecosystem

Zambia | Monday August 11, 2014 UNICEF Zambia’s Innovation Lab in partnership with Zambian technology and innovation hub BongoHive will host an Activate Talk showcasing the work of five Zambians innovating for children’s rights. The innovations include a low-cost environmentally-conscious school design; a youth engagement and counseling platform; a women’s rights […]