Product Innovation

Open Source “Mobi-Station” Research Collaboration

UNICEF Uganda is developing and deploying open source “Mobi-Station” prototypes in Uganda starting Q3 and Q4 2013, as part of its portfolio to enhance the outcome of universal primary education in Uganda. (In a previous blog post, we briefly outlined the “Mobi-Station (Digital School in a Box)” initiative: http://unicefstories.org/2013/06/27/upgrading-digital-school-in-a-box-mobi-case/) The innovation […]

Blue is the Color of the Playground

Blue is the Color of the Playground

In early 2012, UNICEF’s Bangladesh and Haiti Country Offices began to test P.L.A.Y., an innovative play and recreation pilot project that brings portable play activities and equipment to extremely vulnerable and deprived children in emergency context. Mobile playground units consisting of giant blue foam blocks empower children to influence and […]

Notes from Sukkur district, Sindh Province

Notes from Sukkur district, Sindh Province

This post from Carlos Vasquez is cross-posted from UNICEF’s Back on Track website N 27d 58.89” E 67d 54.62” These numbers may not mean much to people here in Pakistan or elsewhere in this ever shrinking world. To information technology people these are clearly the coordinates for a geographical location, also […]

Child Friendly Technology Wheel iterations

The Child Friendly Technology wheel was developed to describe the individual particularities that make up an entire scenario. What is being mapped is all the considerations that go into implementing technology into an educational initiative. The wheel begins to describe that the project always starts with a problem statement, for […]