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Girls playing with a rope at a Child Friendly Space in Darfur. ©Nick Rice Chudeau. UNICEF Sudan

“I-nnovate for Tomorrow”: Co-creating Solutions together with the Sudanese Children

By Yumiko Shinya, Programme Officer (Innovation) For seventy years, UNICEF has helped bring life-saving humanitarian support, long-term assistance, and hope to children in difficult situations – torn apart by conflict and crisis, living in extreme poverty and being discriminated. And over the last sixty years, UNICEF Sudan has continuously supported the […]

Centre community health worker Haimanot Hailu discusses health and nutrition issues with Teshome Negussie and his wife Kokeb, at a village health post in the sub-district of Romey Kebele in North Shoa Zone, in Amhara Region. Kokeb is holding their two-month-old son, Moges, who was recently diagnosed with pneumonia and is being treated with antibiotics – part of services now provided by the government’s national Health Extension Programme.

Designing Field Trial Protocols in Ethiopia for Pneumonia Diagnostic Devices

By Jonathan Howard Brand & Cindy McWhorter The management of pneumonia within the community has important benefits. It not only reduces the burden on health facilities but ensures early identification, classification, diagnosis and treatment of children where they need it the most: close to home.  Both Integrated Management of Childhood Illness […]

UNICEF Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor FAQ

UNICEF Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor FAQ

For academia, international organisations, civil society organisations, and drone companies interested in more information: Please fill out this form and we will contact you when applications become available in early 2017. What does UNICEF want to do with UAS or drones? UNICEF responded to close to 300 emergencies in 2015 […]

Participants going through the questions.               photo: UNICEF/Minu

Improving data-collection tools in Kenya through design-thinking workshops (Part 1 of 3)

By: Moses Rono UNICEF Kenya and the Ministry of Devolution and Planning (MoDP) with ONA KENYA aims to digitize the country’s Social Intelligence Reporting (SIR) from the current paper-based format. SIR is an innovative process and tool to support social budgeting (the allocation of public spending to achieve progress in […]

Ms. Flavia Ouma, Senior IT Officer of Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) demonstrating the uSurvey application to a field worker during the field testing of the system for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Survey in January 2016. © UNICEF Uganda/2016/FGM-1

uSurvey: An open source mobile tool that blends IT and programme skills to improve UNICEF’s work for children

by BP Panwar, and Sarah Kabaija – Information and Communication Technologies and Development – ICTD Advancements in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are creating new opportunities to impact children’s lives, and UNICEF is at the forefront of deploying innovative and technology-enabled solutions to reduce the inequalities children face. UNICEF, in collaboration with […]

22/06/2016: Staff from the Child Welfare Department at the Ministry Of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation compaire information on tablets during a training session at the Ministry in Phnom Penh Cambodia. The staff are being trained to use an App installed on tablets which was built with Open Data Kit Software by the Open Institute. The App contains the questions used by the Ministry to assess the minimum standards of alternative care. Each questions is scored by the inspection, scores will be automatically computed  and uploaded on the Ministry website. The aim is to assist in near real time data analysis which will improve site feedback from 4 days to 1 day turn round of data. The improved data flow will assist the Ministry with quicker decision making.

Star Wars: Force For Change supports digital monitoring systems in Cambodia

By Suman Khadka, UNICEF Cambodia Digitalizing Cambodia’s inspection system to better protect children living in residential care In Cambodia, an alarming number of children are orphaned or abandoned, left to grow up in residential care facilities, apart from anyone they’ve known. Of the 5.4 million children under the age of […]