Ventures

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: Kimetrica

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: Kimetrica

Developing MERON: Using AI to detect how malnourished a child is through a single photo The UNICEF Innovation Fund is proud to see portfolio member, Kimetrica  — graduate. They’ve come a long way – from numerous product iterations, to deep diving into understanding their ecosystem better, strengthening their business model, […]

Anbar Governorate is the largest in Iraq, and has a significant population of displaced people due to ongoing armed conflict. UNICEF is working to implement its full range of activities, covering education, health and nutrition, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene and emergency services to people in and out of camps. © UNICEF/UN0203983/Jeelo

Using frontier technology & data to monitor child poverty in Iraq

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq has entered a new phase. Long periods of violence and widespread displacement have left many families and their children without jobs and livelihoods; their homes and houses damaged and basic services disrupted. Children are the most affected group — they’ve not only left their homes […]

Progress so far around School mapping visualization tool for Colombia. UNICEF/Innovations/2018

Unlocking the power of data for social good in Colombia

Written by: Viviana Cañon Tamayo, UNICEF Colombia  With the technical assistance of UNICEF’s Office of Innovation in New York and the financial support of the Innovation Fund, Colombia’s Country Office is currently developing three potential uses of Big/New Data Analysis: school mapping, natural disasters, and epidemics. By using and combining […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: Trustlab

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: Trustlab

Trustlab: Proof of Impact for Early Childhood Development UNICEF Innovation Fund is proud to see portfolio member, Trustlab — 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 on taking their solution to […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: mPower

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: mPower

mPower: OpenSRP Based Vaccination Android Application UNICEF Innovation Fund is proud to see portfolio member, mPower — 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 on taking their solution to market. They’re […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: SayCel

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: SayCel

SayCel, Freemium ISP, Community Cellular Networks, and the WebPh.one Application UNICEF Innovation Fund is proud to see portfolio member, Saycel — 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 on taking their […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: eKitabu at six!

UNICEF Innovation Fund: eKitabu at six!

eKitabu (UNICEF Innovation Fund‘s startup portfolio member) shares highlights from their 6-month journey with UNICEF’s Venture Fund. eKitabu has been working on an e-reading app that has been designed together with African teachers, students, and content producers in accordance with open standards for accessibility to deliver local, government-approved textbooks and […]

Improving school participation: Open access to a digital educational platform in Namibia.

Improving school participation: Open access to a digital educational platform in Namibia.

This blog post written by UNICEF’s Namibia country office is one in a series highlighting UNICEF’s work in the digital learning space. This growing portfolio of work advocates for digital learning platforms which support content localization, adaptive learning features, certification and other needs identified by UNICEF country offices. “What you […]