Futures

Bangladesh, 2015: A beneficiary mother and child are enjoying the launching ceremony of a mobile based conditional cash programme  © UNICEF/UNI200075/Kiron

How FinTech can benefit children & families

Written by: Emily Middleton. This post introduces the research and exploration UNICEF Office of Innovation is leading on financial technology, in collaboration with country offices and other teams within UNICEF. Imagine if a vulnerable mother in Jordan could receive welfare payments by scanning her iris at a nearby ATM, instead of […]

Wearables for good: Why are tech companies altruistic?

Wearables for good: Why are tech companies altruistic?

Many tech companies are putting people before profits with wearable tech for good projects. Because wearables can be so specific and so powerful, the potential for non-consumer innovation is astounding. One high profile initiative is UNICEF’s Wearables for Good challenge which recently awarded $15,000 prizes plus incubation and mentoring to […]

Soap crayons for kids and a baby necklace that holds medical records: Unicef unveils toddler technology it hopes can save lives

Soap crayons for kids and a baby necklace that holds medical records: Unicef unveils toddler technology it hopes can save lives

Original article published on 12 November 2015 on The Daily Mail. Written by Stacy Liberatore for Dailymail.com. To read the original article, click here. Kushi Baby and SoaPen announced as winners in the ‘Wearables for Good’ and both teams were awarded $15,000 to assist with production The challenge had 2,000 registrants that […]