Global Innovation Centre Initiatives

John Cordiero discusses Ilhasoft’s use of RapidPro within smartphone apps

RapidCon 2016 brings RapidPro tech development community together

By: Evan Wheeler & Katharine McFadden  RapidCon is a conference that brings together technology vendors and partners with the UNICEF Global Innovation Centre to discuss the technical evolution of RapidPro’s architecture. RapidCon provides a way to orient new vendors on LTAs (long-term agreements for services) to the RapidPro ecosystem and to identify vendor […]

Global Innovation Centre for Children at Tsinghua Opens

Global Innovation Centre for Children at Tsinghua Opens

Press Release Beijing, October 12, 2015 —— Finding cost effective solutions to development challenges impacting children is the goal of a dynamic partnership between Tsinghua University and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Global Innovation Centre for Children opened at Tsinghua University (TUGICC) with a photo exhibit followed by the […]

A photo story: amplifying the voices of youth in Indonesia

A photo story: amplifying the voices of youth in Indonesia

by Ariunzaya Davaa There are over 27,000 active U-Reporters across Indonesia. These are young people who have raised their voices to influence national and even global discussions on issues that are relevant to them including Sustainable Development Goals and National Strategy on the Elimination of Violence in Childhood. To reach more […]

Working together - 25 people involved in the youth sectors, including local and international NGOs, the Private Sector, and key players in social and technical education.

Empowering the New Generation of Innovators in Jordan

By Arianna Freschi Mo’atesem is a 15-year-old boy, displaced from Syria and now lives in Jordan. He has been out of school since he was 9, although he has been attending the UNICEF-funded Makani Centre in Zarq’a. Mo’atesem is a maker. Learning from videos on YouTube, he has taken old […]

Working within the community

Social Innovation Camp: Creating Solutions that Stimulate Community Commitment

The Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU) Innovation Laboratory, with the support of UNICEF, held its second Social Innovation Camp on June 3rd and 4th, 2016 in Pearl Lagoon, a small municipality within Nicaragua’s Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region. Facilitated by an Innovation Laboratory team comprised of students from BICU and […]

Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: UNICEF

Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: UNICEF

Facebook highlights UNICEF for successfully integrating U-Report on Facebook Messenger. UNICEF’s bots for U-Report allows young people from around the world to participate in a social movement that amplifies their voices helping create positive political and social change. Through Messenger, U-Reporters can respond to weekly questions on a range of issues that affect […]

Girl scouts from North Sulawesi © UNICEF Indonesia/ Ariunzaya Davaa/ 2016

UNICEF Indonesia and Pramuka kick off U-Report partnership

PRESS RELEASE Thousands of Indonesian Scouts to become U-Reporters during 10th National Jamboree Jakarta, 14 August 2016 – UNICEF Indonesia and the national Scouts movement Pramuka kicked off an ambitious partnership on Sunday aimed at engaging the huge Scouts membership to address key development challenges through the digital youth participation […]

 

USAID mHealth compendium features mHealth that scales

Produced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and published on May 2016, the full publication can be viewed in the mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale. To read the full publication, click here. Due to the rapid growth in access to mobile phones and networks, opportunities […]