Partners

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]