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Why Big Data is Important to Youth: An Interview with Mohammad Ilham Akbar Junior

Why Big Data is Important to Youth: An Interview with Mohammad Ilham Akbar Junior

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was celebrated on 17 May 2017. The theme for this year’s day was “Big Data for Big Impact” and focused on the power of Big Data for development. To commemorate the day, Mohammad Ilham Akbar Junior, a United Nations (UN) Youth Volunteer with the […]

Using Innovative sensor technology to evaluate ‘Handwashing with Ananse’ Games

Using Innovative sensor technology to evaluate ‘Handwashing with Ananse’ Games

By Sylvester Baffoe, M&E Officer, UNICEF Ghana Pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases are one of the major causes of death for children under five in Ghana. In 2015 alone, over 10,000 children under five in Ghana died from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases. Handwashing with soap and water (HWWS) is a proven intervention […]

District training and monitoring team (DTMT) member uses the table to collect data in the classroom for the child-friendly school assessment checklist. ©Open Institute

Digital innovation to improve child-friendliness of schools in Cambodia

By Stina Heikkila and Daniel Calderbank Phnom Penh, Cambodia –  Introducing a new monitoring technology aims to help with the delivery of a better learning environment and strengthen the role of school inspectors in schools across Cambodia. UNICEF and development partners are jointly supporting various intervention projects to improve the […]

21st Century Skills for All

21st Century Skills for All

21st Century Skills for All – UNICEF and Pearson Launch Educational Partnership for Children. By Kate James and Mike Penrose, Exec Director, UNICEF Tuấn Nguyễn lost his vision when he was 19. At the time, he was a sophomore in a Vietnamese university and had to quit school because he couldn’t […]

UNICEF Innovation Lab Opens in Almaty, Kazakhstan

UNICEF Innovation Lab Opens in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Written by: UNICEF in Kazakhstan. UNICEF in Kazakhstan opens an innovation lab in Almaty aimed at developing and integrating information technology solutions to improve the quality of life of children. The innovation lab is the first-of-its-kind laboratory in the Commonwealth of the Independent Countries (CIS) and is hosted by International IT […]

UNICEF and Pearson Launch Educational Partnership for Children

UNICEF and Pearson Launch Educational Partnership for Children

Press Release UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, and Pearson, the world’s learning company, are partnering to support marginalised youth in Myanmar and Vietnam. Together they are launching a programme that equips young people with 21st century and employability skills and helps them create entrepreneurial solutions to the barriers that […]

Art Center College of Design partners with UNICEF Mexico – bringing design and technology to issues within international development.

Art Center College of Design partners with UNICEF Mexico – bringing design and technology to issues within international development.

By: Sean Donahue, Elizabeth Chin, and Jaime Archundia Implementing innovation for children requires understanding the complexities and intricacies of a child’s life – what are their needs, interests, and concerns, how do they interact, and in which ecosystems are their actions embedded? Another important question is whether they have access […]

Sharing the methodology and key learnings of the BICU Innovation Camps in Nicaragua

Sharing the methodology and key learnings of the BICU Innovation Camps in Nicaragua

By Emmanuel Michaud, UNICEF Nicaragua During 2016 and the beginning of 2017, BICU Innovation Laboratory supported by UNICEF Nicaragua organized three innovation camps implemented in rural and marginalized communities of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast: Pearl Lagoon, Kukra Hill, and Kukra River. These 3-day camps were open to the entire community but […]

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 […]

Global Innovation Centre for Children at Tsinghua Opens

Global Innovation Centre for Children at Tsinghua Opens

Press Release Beijing, October 12, 2015 —— Finding cost effective solutions to development challenges impacting children is the goal of a dynamic partnership between Tsinghua University and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Global Innovation Centre for Children opened at Tsinghua University (TUGICC) with a photo exhibit followed by the […]