Youth Engagement

UNICEF’S “Innovation for Children in the Urban World” hackathon at Astana EXPO-2017: Fostering Urban Tech Solutions For Urban Challenges

UNICEF’S “Innovation for Children in the Urban World” hackathon at Astana EXPO-2017: Fostering Urban Tech Solutions For Urban Challenges

UNICEF in Kazakhstan together with the International IT University have held three hackathons to inspire young programmers to come up with solutions to issues specific to children. The UNICEF Innovations lab director in Almaty, Aizhan Altaibek, and winning team, Insaai share their thoughts on the third hackathon that took place […]

Students in a Government Primary School Sheikh Maula Gambat, Khairpur district, Sindh province, Pakistan. ©Asad Zaidi

UNICEF Works with U-Reporters to improve menstrual hygiene for girls and women in Pakistan

Pakistan – July 2017 – Hira Hafeez- Ur- Rehman Talking about menstruation should not make people, particularly young girls, and boys – feel uneasy, or embarrassed. Menstruation is a normal, major stage of puberty in girls. However, many girls in Pakistan and around the world still feel ashamed to talk about […]

Why Big Data is Important to Youth: An Interview with Mohammad Ilham Akbar Junior

Why Big Data is Important to Youth: An Interview with Mohammad Ilham Akbar Junior

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was celebrated on 17 May 2017. The theme for this year’s day was “Big Data for Big Impact” and focused on the power of Big Data for development. To commemorate the day, Mohammad Ilham Akbar Junior, a United Nations (UN) Youth Volunteer with the […]

Sharing the methodology and key learnings of the BICU Innovation Camps in Nicaragua

Sharing the methodology and key learnings of the BICU Innovation Camps in Nicaragua

By Emmanuel Michaud, UNICEF Nicaragua During 2016 and the beginning of 2017, BICU Innovation Laboratory supported by UNICEF Nicaragua organized three innovation camps implemented in rural and marginalized communities of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast: Pearl Lagoon, Kukra Hill, and Kukra River. These 3-day camps were open to the entire community but […]

UNICEF and UNHCR sign partnership to empower young refugees through SMS technology

UNICEF and UNHCR sign partnership to empower young refugees through SMS technology

Press Release Islamabad, 23 January 2017 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to utilise mobile technology for the empowerment of the young refugee population residing in Pakistan. The partnership will utilise U-Report PakAvaz, UNICEF’s flagship […]

U-Report, le premier outil numérique d’engagement citoyen des jeunes en France

U-Report, le premier outil numérique d’engagement citoyen des jeunes en France

[English translation below] En juin 2016, la France est devenue le 25e pays à rejoindre la communauté internationale de U-Report, et l’un des premiers en Europe. Innovant et intuitif, l’outil de sondages sur smartphone de l’UNICEF connaît un succès grandissant auprès des jeunes français, intéressés par les nouveaux moyens d’expression […]