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Designing for Children in Myanmar

Designing for Children in Myanmar: Improving Case Management Services through Design By Klaus Oberbauer, UNICEF Myanmar Innovation Lead In January 2016, the UNICEF Myanmar Child Protection section started a partnership with Point B Design + Training (Point B) to train social case managers from the Department of Social Welfare with […]

Star Wars: Force For Change Supports UNICEF Innovation Labs in Myanmar

Star Wars: Force For Change Supports UNICEF Innovation Labs in Myanmar

Myanmar is changing fast — and this means getting used to new and different ways of thinking. It also means new opportunities. For UNICEF, Myanmar’s transition presents an opportunity — and challenge — to meaningfully engage young people as active citizens. One important step forward has been to establish the […]

The all-Asia delegates at TYF16 n Bangkok

Young Asian leaders apply human-centred design to the region’s biggest youth challenges

What do the Nobel Peace Center, global mobile network operator Telenor and UNICEF innovation have in common? For starters, a shared commitment to young people as powerful and positive social change agents and the the idea that communication is key to the betterment of society. The Telenor Youth Forum Asia […]

Tigo and UNICEF Tanzania signing MOU extending their successful partnership

Tanzania Extends Successful Partnership with Mobile Provider Tigo

On Tuesday, 24 November, UNICEF Tanzania signed an MOU with mobile network operator Tigo. This MOU extends Tigo’s support of UNICEF Tanzania’s work to improve the lives of children using mobile technologies. The 2016-2018 partnership includes financial and in-kind contributions worth about TZS $ 354,625,172 (USD $165,000). These contributions will be used to […]

Women use a mobile phone, on Île de Fitiné, an island and fishing village in Lake Chad, Lac Region. Lake Chad – once one of Africa’s largest freshwater lakes – has shrunk by some 95 per cent since 1960. Consequently, many fishing communities find it difficult to maintain their traditional way of life. The shrinkage is also linked to water shortages, food scarcity and malnutrition.

In April 2011 in Chad, malnutrition – a preventable condition – remains one of the greatest threats to children’s right to survival and development. One out of every five of Chad’s children dies before her/his fifth birthday. More than 100,000 of the country’s children aged 0–5 are malnourished, and 1 out of every 10,000 dies each day. Though chronic food insecurity is the main underlying cause of malnutrition, widespread poverty, rising food prices, desertification and climate change all play a part in this silent emergency. UNICEF is working with the Ministry of Health and other partners to improve community-based interventions structured around 205 nutrition centres throughout Chad’s Sahel belt. Between January and October 2011, these centres treated approximately 56,000 under-five children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. The effects of chronic malnutrition have only been exacerbated by conflict – both internal and external – that has left hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons as well as refugees from Sudan and the Central African Republic dependent upon aid for survival. In addition to nutrition, UNICEF is also supporting programmes in other vital sectors, including education, health care, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and child protection, for both Chadian and refugee communities. UNICEF is requesting US$46.4 million to continue ongoing assistance for the country’s most vulnerable in 2012.

Q&A with participants at the Global Innovations for Children and Youth Summit in Helsinki

By Pilar Lagos and Kate Pawelczyk #uinnovate UNICEF kicked off the first Global Innovations for Children and Youth Summit, co-organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. An incredible mash-up of speakers and game-changers convened in Helsinki to unlock the way new technologies can drive change for the world’s […]

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 […]