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UNICEF calls on technology partners to provide access to data that can improve children’s lives.

On 17 July, 2016, UNICEF received an award for using innovation, data science, and real-time information to solve global goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 to improve the lives of people everywhere, by aiming to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, […]

Chancellor of Tsinghua University Dr Chen Xu (third from left) and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt (fourth from right) shake hands after signing a long-term partnership to leverage the use of innovation, design and technology to help reach some of the world’s most disadvantaged children at a ceremony in Tsinghua campus on 21 March, 2016. UNICEF/China/2016/Wu Kaixiang

Tsinghua University and UNICEF launch innovation partnership to help reach some of the world’s most disadvantaged children

The partnership includes the establishment of the Tsinghua Global Innovation Centre for Children BEIJING, March 22, 2016 – Tsinghua University and UNICEF announced a new long-term partnership to leverage the use of innovation, design and technology, in helping to reach some of the poorest and most disadvantaged children across the world. The […]

UNICEF holds Innovation Conference in Scotland

UNICEF holds Innovation Conference in Scotland

Press Release Scottish entrepreneurs and technology experts join together with UNICEF to discuss how they can help the world’s most marginalised children UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, with support from Entrepreneurial Scotland and Informatic Ventures, today hosted ‘Innovation for Every Child: Scotland Reimagines the Future’ at the Informatics Ventures […]

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A- FOR CHRIS & ERICA’S 2015 PREDICTIONS

2015 was  the third consecutive year Innovation Unit Co-leads Erica Kochi and Chris Fabian published their predictions for the 8 trends to watch in innovation and development. A fairly new addition to the team, I was asked to independently evaluate in retrospect how accurate their anticipations turned out to be. […]

UNICEF to invest in technology startups to help children

UNICEF to invest in technology startups to help children

The original article was published on 1 February 2016 on International Business Times. Written by Sarmistha Acharya. To read the complete article click here. The United Nations Children’s Fund plans to invest in startups in a bid to create solutions that would improve the lives of vulnerable children across the globe. […]