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The UNICEF Innovation Lab Website

The UNICEF Innovation Lab Website

A few months ago, we published a DIY guide to creating your own Innovation Lab.  Of course, it was a PDF – because we wanted to be able to print obnoxiously over-sized A3, full colour copies and bask in their cyan glow.  Today, we’re happy to announce the accompanying website: […]

UNICEF Innovation Unit Predictions for 2013

UNICEF Innovation Unit Predictions for 2013

Part of our work in UNICEF’s Innovation Unit is looking 3-5 years into the future and getting a sense of trends that will be important for the organization in new types of partnerships, new and accelerated business processes and spaces for new technology to be put against programmatic (operational) challenges. It’s already […]

How Do You Scale Social Innovation Startups?

How Do You Scale Social Innovation Startups?

UNICEF Tech Innovation co-lead Erica Kochi writes a guest post for TechCrunch on how to scale your social innovation startup. You’re a social entrepreneur wanting to change the world, but are having a hard time scaling your promising idea and achieving lasting impact. Many social innovation startups face similar challenges. This piece provides […]

Blue is the Color of the Playground

Blue is the Color of the Playground

In early 2012, UNICEF’s Bangladesh and Haiti Country Offices began to test P.L.A.Y., an innovative play and recreation pilot project that brings portable play activities and equipment to extremely vulnerable and deprived children in emergency context. Mobile playground units consisting of giant blue foam blocks empower children to influence and […]