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Team SoaPen: From Paper to Prototype

Team SoaPen: From Paper to Prototype

By: Team SoaPen In Our Wildest Dreams The four of us had just graduated from design school specializing in Industrial Design. We asked ourselves and each other, “What’s next?” We felt the post-graduation vacuum of no creative stimulation – the lack of space and projects. We were no longer able […]

November 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

November 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. It’s been an exciting month. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during November. Click away. UNICEF Innovation Fund On 15 November, 2016 – UNICEF announced its first portfolio of venture capital […]

The 4th Global Innovation Center Advisory Committee Meeting: Shaping More Effective Services and Solutions on the Ground

The 4th Global Innovation Center Advisory Committee Meeting: Shaping More Effective Services and Solutions on the Ground

By: Emma Ohana November 16 and 17, 2016, marked the fourth meeting of the Global Innovation Center Advisory Committee (GIC AC). The meeting was well attended with representation from frog, the Republic of Korea, Overlap Associates, Point B, UNICEF Canada, UNICEF UK, US Fund for UNICEF, and the University of […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Guillaume Michels

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Guillaume Michels

Guillaume Michels, Global Product Manager, Internet of Good Things (IoGT), Nairobi, Kenya Tell us a bit about your background. I grew up in a quiet part of France, surrounded by volcanoes and beautiful nature. I have been living abroad across almost all continents for either work or study. I previously […]

Participants plan their group task at the Azraq Innovation Lab Open day, October 3rd 2016.

Leveraging the Potential of Youth in Azraq Camp, Jordan

Seeding the ‘Innovation Generation’ at UNICEF’s Innovation Labs Open Day By Arianna Freschi As a young girl or boy living in Azraq’s newly established Village number 5, you might perceive your future as uncertain and unpromising. Your journey to Jordan, through Syria to the Jordanian Border, was long and dangerous. […]