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Children outside a flood affected school library in 2013. Cambodia is among one of the most disaster prone countries in the world
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New innovations protecting lives in flood-prone Cambodia

By James Happell, Technology for Development Manager – People in Need, Cambodia Seasonal flooding is a perpetual challenge for the people of Cambodia, a country consistently ranked as one of the most vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters. Floods in 2013 covered almost half the country and affected nearly 1.7 […]

AI algorithms can compare night-time and day-time satellite images to measure levels of poverty. Credit: Joshua Stevens/NASA Goddard SFC

AI summit aims to help world’s poorest

The original story was published on Nature.com on 06 June 2017. Written by Declan Butler. View the full and original story here.  Nature.com opens the discussion about Artificial Intelligence and how the AI revolution has yet to offer much help to the 3 billion people globally who live in poverty. First up, […]

Flying high over Malawi: My time working with drones

Flying high over Malawi: My time working with drones

The original story was published in medium.com/unicef_malawi on 16 March 2017. View the original article here. This written reflection is by Matthias Boyen, a UN Volunteer working as HIV/AIDS support project officer with UNICEF Malawi. Living and working in Malawi has always been exciting. As a student in conflict and development, […]

Class Picture - Representatives from the Fund's 5 open source tech start-ups + mentors + UNICEF team.

6 Superstar Mentors + Fund’s 5 Start-Ups Meet in Dubai to Discuss Pitfalls, Red Flags, Strengths, and Value Propositions.

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund recently announced investments in 5 open source tech start-ups, in its first set of external seed capital investments. In addition to financing, portfolio companies receive bespoke mentorship and technical assistance. Generously hosted by Her Excellency, Shamma Bint Suhail Faris al-Mazrui and the Ministry of Youth in Dubai, […]