Global Innovation Centre Initiatives

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 […]

UNICEF partners with Nairobi University for a Successful Nairobi Innovation Week 2016

UNICEF partners with Nairobi University for a Successful Nairobi Innovation Week 2016

By Daisy Serem and Minu Limbu NAIROBI, Kenya, 5 August 2016 – In East Africa, Kenya is a growing hub for startups and young entrepreneurs. At the heart of it all is Nairobi, the capital city, which has been named by CNN as the most intelligent city in Africa for two years […]

 

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 […]

social case managers share experiences

Designing for Children in Myanmar

Designing for Children in Myanmar: Improving Case Management Services through Design By Klaus Oberbauer, UNICEF Myanmar Innovation Lead In January 2016, the UNICEF Myanmar Child Protection section started a partnership with Point B Design + Training (Point B) to train social case managers from the Department of Social Welfare with […]

Amina, raise her hand to give answer to the question asked by the teacher in her Urdu class in UNICEF sported child friendly, Government girls elementary school, Kot Azam Khan, Kasur District, Punjab province Pakistan. Photographer: Asad Zaidi

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From 30 to 660 U-Ambassadors, follow U-Report PakAvaz’s journey

U-Report PakAvaz is UNICEF’s flagship program in Pakistan. U-Report is a free SMS-based system that allows young Pakistanis to speak out on issues within communities across the country and work together with other community leaders for positive change. Establishing U-Report in Pakistan initially, we selected thirty young individuals between the […]

Star Wars: Force For Change Supports UNICEF Innovation Labs in Myanmar

Star Wars: Force For Change Supports UNICEF Innovation Labs in Myanmar

Myanmar is changing fast — and this means getting used to new and different ways of thinking. It also means new opportunities. For UNICEF, Myanmar’s transition presents an opportunity — and challenge — to meaningfully engage young people as active citizens. One important step forward has been to establish the […]