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My work with the UNICEF Innovation Unit

My work with the UNICEF Innovation Unit

My work with the UNICEF Innovation Unit (end of term post by Laura Tedesco) I would like to take this opportunity to share my experience and work with the UNICEF Innovation Unit. If I would have to summarise my thoughts in 3 small descriptions about my permanence with the Innovation […]

Design to Eliminate Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

by John Ryan (UNICEF Fellow) and Erica Kochi Today at the mHealth Summit, UNICEF, frog and partners (Johnson & Johnson, Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundations and the mHealth Alliance) launched the report on mHealth strategies to strengthen collaboration and increase the impact of elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV (EMTCT) initiatives.  The report […]

Innovation in Procurement

Innovation in Procurement

On the morning of 1 November 2012, a group of 30 experts convened at UNICEF Supply Division Copenhagen for the UNICEF Innovation Leaders’ Consortium. This session, which aimed to tackle challenges in pre-commercial procurement, was the first innovation-oriented workshop held at UNICEF’s Copenhagen Innovation Lab. A combination of UNICEF staff […]

A request for Design for UNICEF support

A request for Design for UNICEF support

Hello!  My name is Dylan Fox, and I represent Berkeley Innovation, a human factors design group at UC Berkeley in California. This semester, we’re trying to help at Open Mind by designing a new variant of Question Box: one that can be manufactured, installed, and maintained using only locally available parts and labor. Question Boxes are […]

Nigeria – Using RapidSMS for Birth Registration

Since January 2011 the National Population Commission of Nigeria has been implementing decentralized monitoring using the mobile-phone based platform RapidSMS. The system was designed to identify in real-time, centre-by-centre birth registration disparities, and prompt and facilitate appropriate action. Where it is implemented As of September 2012, RapidSMS is operational in […]

1000 Days: A mHealth Product Overview

1000 Days: A mHealth Product Overview

Leveraging RapidSMS to Support Health, Nutrition and the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the Last Mile Product Overview With the launch of the global Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative, UNICEF is developing a mobile service product to support essential interventions in the 1000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and […]

UNICEF profiles Mwana Partnership

Partnerships are critical to deliver results for children. Since it’s inception, UNICEF has worked with a broad range of partners at global, regional, and national levels. Mwana was chosen as one of the few partnerships case studies that illustrate how partnerships have contributed to results and the creation of innovation […]

Learning From Our Students

Learning From Our Students

Global, hybrid collaborations and what they mean for UNICEF I have spoken a great deal recently about how UNICEF’s global network of operations, partners and work is a powerful counter-weight to the hyper-locality of focus we have in the field.  A child protection specialist in Zimbabwe may be entirely focused on […]