Partners-Government

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 […]

The Innovation Lab and El Bluff: an experience of multi-sectoral catalysis

The Innovation Lab and El Bluff: an experience of multi-sectoral catalysis

By Ana-Julia Van Bilsen Irías, Innovation intern for UNICEF and the BICU Innovation Lab “It’s amazing, we can finally speak and give our opinion concerning the problems that affect us” Young students from “Instituto Nuevo Amanecer” (INA). The Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua has the lowest indicators compared to the national […]

Challenges For Emerging Markets’ MNOs

Challenges For Emerging Markets’ MNOs

“Challenges for Emerging Markets’ MNOs” featured on Developing Telecoms: Connected Citizens, Managing Crisis, August 2015 issue. Written by Christopher Fabian. To download the complete issue, click here. Chris Fabian’s interview is featured on page 54.  In this discussion with Alec Barton, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Developing Telecoms, Chris Fabian of UNICEF talks about some […]

Nutritional Surveillance – Malawi

Nutritional Surveillance – Malawi

Originally posted on http://www.rapidsms.org in 2013.  UNICEF Malawi deployed RapidSMS to address serious constraints within the national Integrated Nutrition and Food Security Surveillance (INFSS) System, which was facing slow data transmission, incomplete and poor quality data sets, high operational costs and low levels of stakeholder ownership. Health workers now enter a […]

Ministry officials played an active role in sensitizing the district level education authorities gathered in Bangui.  © UNICEF CAR 2015/KIM

Utiliser les SMS pour atteindre les écoles en cinq minutes dans un pays touché par le conflit

Traduction post de blog en français. Cliquez ici pour lire l’article en anglais.  EduTrac est un système innovant qui utilise SMS pour le suivi des situations des écoles en temps réel. Afin de fournir de meilleurs environnements d’apprentissage pour les élèves, EduTrac appuie le Ministère de l’Education Nationale et de […]

Figura 1: dibujada durante el evento por la empresa The Value Web donde se reflejan los siete temas más importantes  tratados durante el evento

UNICEF celebra el 1er fórum sobre Productos de Asistencia Tecnológica para Niños con Discapacidades (APCD) en Copenhague

Por Virginia Sande Durante los días 6 – 7 de julio ha tenido lugar en el centro de aprovisionamiento de Copenhague el primer evento sobre Productos de Asistencia Tecnológica para niños con Discapacidades (APCD). En total 81 participantes de UNICEF, representantes de gobiernos, ONGs y defensores de los derechos de […]