Global Innovation Centre (GIC)

 

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 […]

How technology can help educate child refugees

How technology can help educate child refugees

First published on DW Akademie  on July 20 2016. Designing with users, building on existing ideas and understanding the ecosystem are some of the prerequisites for success when creating digital projects in education argues Becky Telford from UNICEF. Around 30 million children worldwide are denied education because of conflict. Many have […]

Day of the African Child: U-Report providing a voice to young Africans across the continent

Day of the African Child: U-Report providing a voice to young Africans across the continent

Humanitarian crises in Africa continue to spill over borders in recent years, with children and families increasingly on the move. It is estimated that almost 75 million children in Africa live in conflict affected areas. In recognition of this crisis across the continent UNICEF and its partners wanted to better […]

The all-Asia delegates at TYF16 n Bangkok

Young Asian leaders apply human-centred design to the region’s biggest youth challenges

What do the Nobel Peace Center, global mobile network operator Telenor and UNICEF innovation have in common? For starters, a shared commitment to young people as powerful and positive social change agents and the the idea that communication is key to the betterment of society. The Telenor Youth Forum Asia […]

In Kenya, UNICEF partners with University of Nairobi to expand their innovations program to new arena

In Kenya, UNICEF partners with University of Nairobi to expand their innovations program to new arena

This week the University of Nairobi and UNICEF have announced a collaborative partnership to find sustainable and innovative homegrown solutions to the challenges faced by children, adolescents and youth in Kenya and for other marginalized communities around the world. This groundbreaking partnership was officially launched during the signing ceremony of […]