Global Innovation Centre (GIC)

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 […]

Innovations Field Diary: Overcoming a constant fear in Mukuru Nyayo, Nairobi

Innovations Field Diary: Overcoming a constant fear in Mukuru Nyayo, Nairobi

  Mukuru, Nairobi, 16 April 2016 – Fire sensors is not the first thing I would think of as a necessary innovation for Nairobi’s sprawling informal communities. Probably not even among the top ten needs I would have considered. After a recent visit to Mukuru, however, I was convinced otherwise. […]

Agent X: Event games with RapidPro

Agent X: Event games with RapidPro

By Elliot McBride, Innovation Specialist, UNICEF Pakistan  On February 4, UNICEF Pakistan officially launched U-Report: Pak Avaz. It was a long awaited moment after negotiations between with Mobile Network Operators, Aggregators, implementing partners and many different UNICEF sections. The launch was held at a hotel in Islamabad, with all credit […]

Chancellor of Tsinghua University Dr Chen Xu (third from left) and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt (fourth from right) shake hands after signing a long-term partnership to leverage the use of innovation, design and technology to help reach some of the world’s most disadvantaged children at a ceremony in Tsinghua campus on 21 March, 2016. UNICEF/China/2016/Wu Kaixiang

Tsinghua University and UNICEF launch innovation partnership to help reach some of the world’s most disadvantaged children

The partnership includes the establishment of the Tsinghua Global Innovation Centre for Children BEIJING, March 22, 2016 – Tsinghua University and UNICEF announced a new long-term partnership to leverage the use of innovation, design and technology, in helping to reach some of the poorest and most disadvantaged children across the world. The […]