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UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Chris Szymczak

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Chris Szymczak

Chris Szymczak, Event & VR Lead, UNICEF Office of Innovation, NYHQ. Follow him on Twitter: @theentreflaneur Tell us a bit about your background. Right now? It’s the Hudson River on New York’s West Side – as I am writing this from the Hudson River pier. Also, I graduated from law […]

Photo: A detail of one journey map showing the natural and human dangers of traveling for migrant children (rivers and coyotes). Photo Credit, Sean Donahue

A Migrant Child’s Journey: Understanding the Risks and Opportunities through Design Thinking, Journey Maps, and Rapid Prototyping.

Written by: Elizabeth Chin and Sean Donahue Last year, Art Center College of Design and UNICEF Mexico signed a 2-year formal agreement to work together – exploring how design, research, and technology can offer new paths and innovative approaches to address issues faced by unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents in […]

Job Opportunity: Senior Adviser (Health Emergencies Innovation) P-5 FT MSFIC Supply Division, Copenhagen, DK

Job Opportunity: Senior Adviser (Health Emergencies Innovation) P-5 FT MSFIC Supply Division, Copenhagen, DK

Job Number: 506972 | Vacancy Link Locations: Headquarters Locations: Denmark Work Type : Fixed Term Staff Recent Public Health Emergencies (PHE) have cost tens of thousands of lives and dealt a formidable blow to the social and economic situation in affected communities and nations. They have triggered a global realization that the […]

Students in a Government Primary School Sheikh Maula Gambat, Khairpur district, Sindh province, Pakistan. ©Asad Zaidi

UNICEF Works with U-Reporters to improve menstrual hygiene for girls and women in Pakistan

Pakistan – July 2017 – Hira Hafeez- Ur- Rehman Talking about menstruation should not make people, particularly young girls, and boys – feel uneasy, or embarrassed. Menstruation is a normal, major stage of puberty in girls. However, many girls in Pakistan and around the world still feel ashamed to talk about […]

UNICEF Ventures: Exploring Smart Contracts

UNICEF Ventures: Exploring Smart Contracts

One way to re-shape online transactions is in lowering the “cost of trust”; in effect, improving how parties transfer assets across the Internet. For UNICEF Ventures – where we assess and prototype emerging technology that can provide a portfolio of solutions to our organization as early-stage tech matures – this […]

Job Opportunity: User Experience & Interaction Specialist, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: User Experience & Interaction Specialist, Office of Innovation

Role: User Experience & Interaction Specialist Duration: 11.5 months Duty Station: New York Headquarters Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P3) Location: NYHQ Work Type: Consultancy If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like […]

Job Opportunity: Innovation and Data Specialist

Job Opportunity: Innovation and Data Specialist

Role: Innovation and Data Specialist Location: Somalia UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and […]

On 28 June 2017, children look on excited at the testing of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) or drones by the UNICEF Innovation Team at the Kasungu Aerodrome in Kasungu in central Malawi. ©UNICEF/UN070230/Chisiza

July 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during July. Click away. Drones For Good – Participants in Vanuatu Drone Trial Take Vaccines to the Skies On July 27, the Government of Vanuatu […]