Partners-Academia

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 […]

UNICEF partners with Nairobi University for a Successful Nairobi Innovation Week 2016

UNICEF partners with Nairobi University for a Successful Nairobi Innovation Week 2016

By Daisy Serem and Minu Limbu NAIROBI, Kenya, 5 August 2016 – In East Africa, Kenya is a growing hub for startups and young entrepreneurs. At the heart of it all is Nairobi, the capital city, which has been named by CNN as the most intelligent city in Africa for two years […]

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 […]

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 […]