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How The Future of Mobile Lies in the Developing World

UNICEF Tech Innovation co-lead Erica Kochi writes a guest post for TechCrunch on how there are vast opportunities for network operators, handset developers, and mobile startups in the developing world. The patterns of mobile phone use in developing countries are vastly different from what you see on the streets of […]

Programmabilities Research Project

 “The point is not to teach deaf students to be ‘just like hearing people who can’t hear’, but rather to enrich their lives and experiences within the deaf community, if they choose to be part of the deaf community.” Mel Chua, writer and educator   Mel at UNICEF with SOWC team […]

Talk from Internet at Liberty 2012

The following talk as given by Chrisopher Fabian at Internet at Liberty 2012 in Washington, D.C. sponsored by Google. Good morning. UNICEF is the world’s leading organization advocating for, and ensuring the rights of children – particularly the most vulnerable. My name is Chris Fabian and I co-lead the innovation team […]

Open Research Template: a draft

PLEASE FIND BELOW A FIRST DRAFT ON AN OPEN RESEARCH PROJECT TEMPLATE: 1) Rationale of the assignment Rationale for commissioning an “open research paper” on [insert title of the project]. A paper based on open research is  free to the  public. The research project has “open and accessible content” and anyone can […]

UNICEF’s Digital Drum – Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions

UNICEF’s Digital Drum has been chosen as one of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions of 2011. The Digital Drum is designed to help rural communities that have difficulty getting information about health, education and other issues. These solar powered computer kiosks, which come loaded with educational content, are made of […]

Unlearning

This is the first in a series of weekly posts on developing a computer-aided learning (CAL) programme in Suriname. This blog will use the CAL experience as a lens through which to explore issues around innovative project design, partnership building and ways to monitor and evaluate technology for education work. […]