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Innovation and Social Value – Q&A with Lu Xiaobo, Dean of Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University

Innovation and Social Value – Q&A with Lu Xiaobo, Dean of Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University

At the inaugural Tsinghua-UNICEF Youth Innovation Forum, held on 18-19 October 2015, over 200 students, development experts and industry leaders met to help build networks between young people from China and the global South as well as private sector and development partners. The Global Innovation Centre for Children, Beijing, is a […]

On 14 January 2015 in Liberia, Michelle Abika, holding a poster, inputs information into mobile telephones, in the West Point neighbourhood of Monrovia, the capital. Michelle, a ëU-Reporterí, is helping to raise awareness in the community about Ebola virus disease and how to prevent its spread. U-Report is a text-based communication platform developed by UNICEF and deployed as part of the social mobilization strategy against Ebola virus disease (EVD). Using Short Message Service (SMS) messages, it allows individual subscribers to ask questions about issues, to get real time answers and to share information with other users ñ ëU-reportersí ñ across the country. By giving people a new and effective platform for communication, it is intended to strengthen community-led development, citizen engagement and behavioural change.

Why 500 change-makers from around the world are coming to Helsinki to innovate for children, and why you should join

By Dana Zucker and Pilar Lagos, UNICEF Innovation Communications #uinnovate The world is changing fast. To meet the challenges all children are facing, we need innovations from the ground-up, developed by the people they aim to serve. We also need new types of partnerships and collaborations for scaling startups and […]

Tsinghua University and UNICEF Host Youth Innovation Forum to Inspire New Ideas for Disadvantaged Children Around the World

Tsinghua University and UNICEF Host Youth Innovation Forum to Inspire New Ideas for Disadvantaged Children Around the World

Original article posted on 19 October, 2015 on the Jakarta Post. To read the original article, click here.  BEIJING, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The inaugural Tsinghua-UNICEF Youth Innovation Forum ignited forward-looking conversations and helped build networks between young people from China and the global South as well as private sector […]

Building Innovation Capability in UNICEF

Building Innovation Capability in UNICEF

By Harald Dean, Master student of Innovation studies at the University of Oslo Twitter: @haralddean     UNICEF’s Innovation Unit in New York works in mainstreaming the skills and competencies of innovation across the organization. In my qualitative case study, I examine the (possible) ripple effects of the unit’s work. […]

A Grand Unveiling: Inside the Big Ideas Hatched at Singularity University’s 2015 Graduate Studies Program

A Grand Unveiling: Inside the Big Ideas Hatched at Singularity University’s 2015 Graduate Studies Program

The original article was published on Singularity University’s Hub on 23 August 2015. Written by Alison E. Berman. To read the original article, click here.  Only 10 weeks ago, 80 individuals from 43 countries around the world arrived on Singularity University’s campus here in Silicon Valley to embark on SU’s flagship Graduate […]