Global Innovation Centre (GIC)

Sompong (Kompong Speu). 30/04/2003: Child assessment, part of UNICEF "Seth Koma" (Child's Rights) program. All children under 5 are registered and weighed, while at the same time, health education and immunisation is provided.

Harnessing mobile technology to improve birth registration systems in Cambodia

The original story was published in UNICEF Connect East Asia & Pacific on 27 February 2017. Written by Simon Nazer. View the original article here. Interactive Voice Response (IVR) is being used in Cambodia to help ensure fewer children miss out on being registered at birth. Around 25% of all children under 5 years […]

Know your (immune) status – Biological Sensors

Know your (immune) status – Biological Sensors

The original story was published in Science Today on 14 November 2016. Written by Tamika Fellows. View the original article here. UNICEF’s Global Innovation Centre (GIC) has partnered with Rhodes University Biotechnology Innovation Centre to support the research of biological sensors. This study explores the potential of biological sensors to […]

UNICEF and UNHCR sign partnership to empower young refugees through SMS technology

UNICEF and UNHCR sign partnership to empower young refugees through SMS technology

Press Release Islamabad, 23 January 2017 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to utilise mobile technology for the empowerment of the young refugee population residing in Pakistan. The partnership will utilise U-Report PakAvaz, UNICEF’s flagship […]

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 […]

The 4th Global Innovation Center Advisory Committee Meeting: Shaping More Effective Services and Solutions on the Ground

The 4th Global Innovation Center Advisory Committee Meeting: Shaping More Effective Services and Solutions on the Ground

By: Emma Ohana November 16 and 17, 2016, marked the fourth meeting of the Global Innovation Center Advisory Committee (GIC AC). The meeting was well attended with representation from frog, the Republic of Korea, Overlap Associates, Point B, UNICEF Canada, UNICEF UK, US Fund for UNICEF, and the University of […]

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How technology is reaching children who need it the most in Malawi

In 2016, many people living with HIV do not know their status. Innovative HIV prevention efforts, like early infant diagnosis, are helping to save children’s lives. Every day, about eight women living with HIV and their babies travel long distances to the Ntaja Health Centre, in Malawi’s Machinga District, for […]