Global Innovation Centre (GIC)

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham stands at the centre of the unique new digital installation ‘Assembly of Youth’, at United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ).

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham brings voices of children to the United Nations General Assembly

NEW YORK, 24 September 2015 – A unique installation that brings the voices of children and young people to the heart of the United Nations General Assembly was unveiled today by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, and two young people from […]

Podcast: Innovation Series – Promoting Innovation in Humanitarian Action: Reflections by UNICEF’s Stuart Campo

Podcast: Innovation Series – Promoting Innovation in Humanitarian Action: Reflections by UNICEF’s Stuart Campo

Originally posted 8 September, 2015 on the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) website.  You can listen to the podcast here. In light of the annual World Humanitarian Day on August 19th, ATHA has launched a special “Innovation Series”. This is a series of short podcast discussions with professionals and […]

U-Report Nigeria

U-Report Nigeria Reaches More than 1 Million Responders

Abuja, 31 August 2015 – Nigeria has become the first country to reach one million responders on the SMS-based U-Report platform, designed to strengthen community-led development and citizen engagement, UNICEF announced today. UNICEF’s Global Innovations team has launched U-Report in 17 countries, mostly in Africa, as a way for community […]

Ministry officials played an active role in sensitizing the district level education authorities gathered in Bangui.  © UNICEF CAR 2015/KIM

Utiliser les SMS pour atteindre les écoles en cinq minutes dans un pays touché par le conflit

Traduction post de blog en français. Cliquez ici pour lire l’article en anglais.  EduTrac est un système innovant qui utilise SMS pour le suivi des situations des écoles en temps réel. Afin de fournir de meilleurs environnements d’apprentissage pour les élèves, EduTrac appuie le Ministère de l’Education Nationale et de […]

#TuVozCuenta con U-Report México

#TuVozCuenta con U-Report México

Escrito por Jaime Archundia, Responsable de Innovación de UNICEF México. El artículo original fue publicado el 19 de agosto de 2015 en UNICEF Connect. Para ver el artículo original, haga clic aquí.  ¿Se imaginan qué increíble sería si pudiéramos preguntarle a los jóvenes sobre sus intereses, opiniones y necesidades en los lugares donde […]

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Talking RapidPro at New York University with World Food Programme

By Pilar Lagos “How many of you have cellphones?” asked RapidPro Global Product Manager, Kidus Asfaw, to a group of Master of Public Health students at New York University’s College of Global Public Health and World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Directors from 11 countries, including Syria, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Honduras, Peru, Sudan, Guatemala, Ghana […]

Millions of Indonesian youth are affected by violence ©UNICEF Indonesia/2014

Indonesian U-Reporters Speak Out on Violence Against Children

Written by: Awis Mranani. The results are in. UNICEF has just completed its first major survey using the U-Report Indonesia polling system. Young people across the Southeast Asian nation were asked for their views on the taboo subject of violence against children. More than 4,000 U-Reporters were involved in the Twitter-based […]

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U-Report Chile: 10 lecciones aprendidas previo a ir “live”

Escrito por: Julio C. Dantas, encargado de desarrollar las áreas de participación adolescente e innovación en UNICEF Chile y María Luisa Sotomayor, coordinadora UReport Chile U-Report es una gran herramienta que permite dar voz a los jóvenes. En diciembre de 2014, la oficina de UNICEF Chile comenzó a implementar un proceso […]

(c) Mario Ruiz

U-Report Chile: Top 10 lessons learned before launching

Written by Julio C. Dantas, Responsible for forming UNICEF Chile’s participation and innovation areas and  Maria Luisa Sotomayor – UNICEF consultant / U-Report Chile Coordinator. To support young people to influence policies that affect them, UNICEF decided to pilot U-Report this year in cooperation with the Ministry of Health (MOH) […]