Global Innovation Centre Initiatives

El director del Centro de Innovación para la Infancia de Unicef, el doctor Sharad Sapra.  Foto: Cortesía de RTVE.ES

Sharad Sapra (UNICEF): “Poner cerebros a trabajar conjuntamente es algo tan simple como tener un móvil y SMS”

El artículo original fue publicado el 25 de febrero de 2016. Escrito por Samuel A. Pilar. Lee el artículo completo aquí. UNICEF, el Fondo de Naciones Unidas para la Infancia, trabaja desde hace más de dos años en un centro de innovación con el fin de mejorar la vida de la infancia más vulnerable por medio […]

Kim Van in blue T-shirt in the middle at Outreach event for disabilities at The Disability Research & Capacity Development Center (DRD), District 9, HCMC UPSHIFT Outreach © UNICEF/Innovations Lab Ho Chi Minh/UPSHIFT Outreach/ October 2015

UPSHIFT Vietnam: Kim Van is fulfilling her dream of helping people with disabilities overcome challenges in daily transportation

I still remember our first encounter with Kim Van, head of the “Assist People with Disabilities on Public Transportation” project, when we organized our first UPSHIFT outreach session at the Center for Disability Research & Capacity Development (DRD) in Vietnam. Van has weak leg muscles and is reliant on a […]

From left to right: Bui Nguyen Nhat Minh (supporter), Nguyen Minh Hai, Dao Van Thom, La Thi Mai Thu, Nguyen Minh Tuan are in blue T-shirts (participants), and Nguyen Nha Quyen (mentor) UPSHIFT Workshop © UNICEF/Innovations Lab Ho Chi Minh/UPSHIFT Workshop/ Truong Viet Hung/ November 2015

UPSHIFT Vietnam: Tuấn Nguyễn and team aim to build a job-seeking website to help bridge the gap between blind people, their abilities, and employers

UPSHIFT has brought new opportunities to Vietnamese youth, specifically those from marginalized communities, to learn skills that they might need to bring about their own social impact projects. To think that the participants are the only ones that have benefited from the program is not entirely true. Those of us […]

All participants (in blue), mentors and UPSHIFT organizers (in white) UPSHIFT Workshop © UNICEF/Innovations Lab Ho Chi Minh/UPSHIFT Workshop/ Truong Viet Hung/ November 2015

An UPSHIFT Journey: From Kosovo to Vietnam

Enter UPSHIFT Social Impact Workshop In 2014, Unicef Kosovo Programme‘s UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo developed and launched the first UPSHIFT programme ever. UPSHIFT seeks to create youth-led social impact programs by providing them with the necessary skill training, financial resources and mentorship. The Kosovo program achieved some impressive results: More than 126 […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Tanya Accone

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Tanya Accone

Tanya Accone, Senior Adviser on Innovation and Deputy of UNICEF’s Global Innovation Centre. Bangkok, Thailand. Tell us a bit about your background. I’m fourth-generation Chinese born in South Africa. Most of my ancestors came to South Africa from China to practice traditional medicine and manage trading businesses. Like all non-white […]

A UNICEF staff member assisting school headmasters with registration in EduTrac. ©UNICEF2015/KIM

In a Conflict Affected Country, Hopes Arise with EduTrac among School Headmasters

By Ye Ra KIM,  Information Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Communications Officer | Education Programme | UNICEF Bangui Central African Republic Click here to read the previous blog post on EduTrac in CAR. On December 9, 2015, EduTrac was officially launched in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) in the presence of Ministry […]

A conversation with Kidus Asfaw

A conversation with Kidus Asfaw

By Pilar Lagos UNICEF’s role in planning, measuring, tracking, and reporting on results for children requires the ability to gather, connect, and share information between multiple sources and actors. The demands for real-time information and problem solving with partners is vital, especially in humanitarian action. Luckily we have experts and […]