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UNICEF es reconocida entre las 10 organizaciones más innovadoras del mundo

UNICEF es reconocida entre las 10 organizaciones más innovadoras del mundo

La Segunda online: La prestigiosa revista mundial de negocios, Fast Company, escogió a UNICEF como una de las 10 organizaciones más innovadoras del mundo. La publicación destacó las tecnologías “RapidSMS” y “RapidFTR“, por “la entrega de soluciones rápidas para problemas locales”. En su edición anual “Las 10 empresas más innovadoras […]

UNICEF named by Fast Company as one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in local in 2014

UNICEF named by Fast Company as one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in local in 2014

A big congratulations to all of our teams in Country Offices and Innovations Labs for making UNICEF one of FastCompany’s “50 Most Innovative Companies” in the world. Go team UNICEF Innovation! For delivering rapid solutions for local problems. Since launching RapidSMS, its text-based data-collection program, in Nigeria, in 2011, UNICEF has […]

Changing the DNA of aid toward innovation

In a discussion at Chatham House last week, UNICEF Innovation Unit Co-Leads Erica Kochi and Chris Fabian discussed the various ways that innovative strategy and technology allow us to break down barriers to development across the world. For the full video coverage, please click here. SciDev.Net provides an overview of […]

What Innovation Means to UNICEF

What Innovation Means to UNICEF

Last week, UNICEF’s global innovation team convened in wintery Kosovo to discuss how to improve the lives of children. Sequestered in the wood paneled Hotel Afa overlooking capital city Pristina’s downtown, we debated the meaning of innovation, shared our successes and failures, and plotted ways to make innovation the norm […]

Credit: Christopher Fabian, Burundi

Burundi light project on CNN International this weekend

This Saturday through Wednesday, Inside Africa is airing an episode on a UNICEF-supported light project in Burundi. The portable LED light pilot project is one of the lighting options being explored by UNICEF and partners to address the limited access to power in Burundi and the lack of lighting in […]

The UN crowdsources innovations to improve refugee services

When the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) wanted to help Syrian war victims and the other 10.5 million refugees and 42.5 million forcibly displaced people the agency serves get better access to their services, they did what many large bureaucracies do: Hire an outside vendor. But in the UNHCR’s case, […]

An interview in Sweden’s leading financial magazine

One single SMS can make the difference between life and death for a new-born in Nigeria. UNICEF’s innovation guru Christopher Fabian constantly finds new solutions to protect the world’s children using the latest technology. His answer to the question “which problem is the most important to solve” when talking about […]