Partners-Academia

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 […]

Working within the community

Social Innovation Camp: Creating Solutions that Stimulate Community Commitment

The Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU) Innovation Laboratory, with the support of UNICEF, held its second Social Innovation Camp on June 3rd and 4th, 2016 in Pearl Lagoon, a small municipality within Nicaragua’s Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region. Facilitated by an Innovation Laboratory team comprised of students from BICU and […]

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 […]

Young Innovators Series: Cynthia Wasonga, 20, talks about her passion for mentoring and connecting learners with tutors

Young Innovators Series: Cynthia Wasonga, 20, talks about her passion for mentoring and connecting learners with tutors

By Pilar Lagos Name: Cynthia Wasonga Occupation: Computer Science student at the University of Nairobi Age: 20 Twitter handle: @cynwasonga Link to website: http://www.learnmine.com/ Cynthia Wasonga’s interest in Computer Science first sparked when she was invited to participate at the Google Code In competition. ‘Google Code In’ is a contest […]

Young Innovators Series: Ali Chivatsi, 22, on how design thinking helped him speak and interact with people differently. “It changed my approach to life.”

Young Innovators Series: Ali Chivatsi, 22, on how design thinking helped him speak and interact with people differently. “It changed my approach to life.”

By Pilar Lagos For UNICEF,  academic partnerships bring shared value with universities through the exchange of ideas, capacity building, and opportunities for applied research. There are opportunities to work with universities, from very small, time-bound events, such as being a guest critic in a class, to activities that are more […]