Ventures

UNICEF and partners participate in the State Emergency Service training simulation in Almaty to prepare for the launch of Kazakhstan’s #drone corridor. Photo: ©AnnaStativkina / @UNICEF

UNICEF in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan establishes two Drone testing corridors in Kazakhstan.

ASTANA, Kazakhstan/NEW YORK, 22 October 2018 – The Government of Kazakhstan and UNICEF launched a joint initiative for testing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/also known as drones) for emergency preparedness and response at two designated Drone Testing Corridors. Today in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, UNICEF representative Yuri Oksamitniy and the […]

Children in Oudomxay camp, Attapeu, Lao PDR. © UNICEF/UN0232111/Naze

How do we keep socio-economic estimates up-to-date?

Accurate estimates of population demographics are vital in order to understand social and economic inequalities, and are essential to UNICEF’s work, as knowing where the most vulnerable children and families live is important for resource allocation. Traditional methods of collecting such estimates, however, are both time-consuming and expensive. Here, we […]

Participants take part in group activities in the Brainstorming workshop on establishing an Innovation for Children Fund in Iran

UNICEF spearheads conversation on establishing an ‘Innovation for Children Fund’ in Iran

On Monday 10 September 2018, several experts from government organizations, civil society and the private sector including start-up managers, business leaders and entrepreneurs got together to brainstorm on the modality of establishing an Innovation for Children Fund in the country with UNICEF support. The objective behind the establishment of an […]

Field repair of a sUAS after a hard landing

Using technology to boost agricultural and related practices in sub-Saharan Africa

Written by: Moses Gichanga, Founder & Lead Engineer., Autonomous Systems Research (ASR). ASR is a multidisciplinary research group specializing in engineering research and its use in tackling conservation, humanitarian and other issues. We aim to promote sustainable, resilient communities by providing educational resources related to the use of technology in support […]

RedCrow: Six Months with The Innovation Fund

RedCrow: Six Months with The Innovation Fund

Written by: RedCrow Inc  @RedCrow2014 It’s been quite a journey since we founded RedCrow back in 2014. We launched RedCrow with the idea of using data science to provide people living in volatile environments with valuable information that can potentially be used to identify and prepare for potential threats. Back […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: ilhasoft

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: ilhasoft

Bothub – All you need is a bot. The UNICEF Innovation Fund is proud to see portfolio member ilhasoft — graduate. They’ve come a long way – from numerous product iterations, to deep diving into understanding their ecosystem better, strengthening their business model, and gearing up to take their solution to […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: ekitabu

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: ekitabu

Delivering accessible, digital content for teaching and learning in Africa. The UNICEF Innovation Fund is proud to see portfolio member, ekitabu — graduate. They’ve come a long way – from numerous product iterations, to deep diving into understanding their ecosystem better, strengthening their business model, and gearing up to take […]