Youth Engagement

Young Makers in Vietnam work to change the lives of Children with Disabilities

Young Makers in Vietnam work to change the lives of Children with Disabilities

  From June 3rd to 5th 2016, 7 teams consisting of  over 70 young people including designers, engineers, artisans, medical professionals and children with disabilities gathered on the campus of the Vietnam-German University (VGU) in Binh Duong, Vietnam to contribute to a better world. For 72 hours these youth participated […]

Star Wars: Force For Change Supports UNICEF Innovation Labs in Myanmar

Star Wars: Force For Change Supports UNICEF Innovation Labs in Myanmar

Myanmar is changing fast — and this means getting used to new and different ways of thinking. It also means new opportunities. For UNICEF, Myanmar’s transition presents an opportunity — and challenge — to meaningfully engage young people as active citizens. One important step forward has been to establish the […]

U-Report UK launches!

U-Report UK launches!

Last week the UK became the 24th country to join the global U-Report community! Launching via Facebook and Twitter, U-Report will allow young people in the UK to speak out on issues affecting them. We spoke to Emma Ferguson, U-Report Project Manager at UNICEF UK, to explain what U-Report is […]

Day of the African Child: U-Report providing a voice to young Africans across the continent

Day of the African Child: U-Report providing a voice to young Africans across the continent

Humanitarian crises in Africa continue to spill over borders in recent years, with children and families increasingly on the move. It is estimated that almost 75 million children in Africa live in conflict affected areas. In recognition of this crisis across the continent UNICEF and its partners wanted to better […]

How can new data sources and real-time information systems improve decision-making?

How can new data sources and real-time information systems improve decision-making?

This original article was published by Benjamin Kumpf on Devex on 31 May 2016. How can new data sources and real-time information systems improve decision-making? This was a question the U.N. Development Program and its partners, UNICEF, the World Food Program and Data-Pop Alliance, were asking at the World Humanitarian Summit. Innovation and data are also […]

The all-Asia delegates at TYF16 n Bangkok

Young Asian leaders apply human-centred design to the region’s biggest youth challenges

What do the Nobel Peace Center, global mobile network operator Telenor and UNICEF innovation have in common? For starters, a shared commitment to young people as powerful and positive social change agents and the the idea that communication is key to the betterment of society. The Telenor Youth Forum Asia […]

In Kenya, UNICEF partners with University of Nairobi to expand their innovations program to new arena

In Kenya, UNICEF partners with University of Nairobi to expand their innovations program to new arena

This week the University of Nairobi and UNICEF have announced a collaborative partnership to find sustainable and innovative homegrown solutions to the challenges faced by children, adolescents and youth in Kenya and for other marginalized communities around the world. This groundbreaking partnership was officially launched during the signing ceremony of […]

Handwashing with Spider-Man? A new serious game to teach children essential hygiene practices

Handwashing with Spider-Man? A new serious game to teach children essential hygiene practices

By Clemens Gros, M&E Specialist and Innovations Lead, UNICEF Ghana In 2015 alone, over 10,000 children under five in Ghana died from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases (WHO 2015). Therefore, one year ago we set out to develop a serious game that could teach children in Ghana about the importance of handwashing.  Handwashing with water […]