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Children in Oudomxay camp, Attapeu, Lao PDR. © UNICEF/UN0232111/Naze

How do we keep socio-economic estimates up-to-date?

Accurate estimates of population demographics are vital in order to understand social and economic inequalities, and are essential to UNICEF’s work, as knowing where the most vulnerable children and families live is important for resource allocation. Traditional methods of collecting such estimates, however, are both time-consuming and expensive. Here, we […]

Participants take part in group activities in the Brainstorming workshop on establishing an Innovation for Children Fund in Iran

UNICEF spearheads conversation on establishing an ‘Innovation for Children Fund’ in Iran

On Monday 10 September 2018, several experts from government organizations, civil society and the private sector including start-up managers, business leaders and entrepreneurs got together to brainstorm on the modality of establishing an Innovation for Children Fund in the country with UNICEF support. The objective behind the establishment of an […]

Field repair of a sUAS after a hard landing

Using technology to boost agricultural and related practices in sub-Saharan Africa

Written by: Moses Gichanga, Founder & Lead Engineer., Autonomous Systems Research (ASR). ASR is a multidisciplinary research group specializing in engineering research and its use in tackling conservation, humanitarian and other issues. We aim to promote sustainable, resilient communities by providing educational resources related to the use of technology in support […]

RedCrow: Six Months with The Innovation Fund

RedCrow: Six Months with The Innovation Fund

Written by: RedCrow Inc  @RedCrow2014 It’s been quite a journey since we founded RedCrow back in 2014. We launched RedCrow with the idea of using data science to provide people living in volatile environments with valuable information that can potentially be used to identify and prepare for potential threats. Back […]

Digital Monitoring solutions at work: Early Detection and Support to Palestinian Children with Developmental Delays and Disabilities

Digital Monitoring solutions at work: Early Detection and Support to Palestinian Children with Developmental Delays and Disabilities

By: Selena Bajraktarevic, Zurine Cadena Jimenez, and Raquel Wexler Three-quarters of Palestinians use social media networks, and the percentage of persons 10 years and above who use these networks reaches 75% of internet users. As the prevalence of households with smartphones in Palestine has become more ubiquitous, with smartphone coverage […]