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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 […]

"Community awareness at Vaemali Health Center, Epi Island, Vanuatu"
July 27, 2017: Dr. Ridwan Gustiana from UNICEF (cold supply chain planning expert) talking to health workers and the community about vaccine delivery tests (photo: Christian Vazquez)

Drones For Good – Participants in Vanuatu Drone Trial Take Vaccines to the Skies

In a first for the Pacific region, a trial is underway to test the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of drones to deliver lifesaving vaccines to remote communities in Vanuatu.  The humanitarian application of ‘drones-for-good’ is a compelling use-case, and the trial aims to assess technologies and operators that can help […]

Making Technology Work For Everyone: An Interview with Entrepreneur Fred Ouko

Making Technology Work For Everyone: An Interview with Entrepreneur Fred Ouko

By Ariam Mogos – Learning Lead, Ventures Team, UNICEF Office of Innovation. Twitter: @aamogos Last week, the Global Disability Innovation Hub held the first ever Disability Innovation Summit in London, UK. The sold-out event brought together academics, practitioners, international organizations, corporations, people with disabilities and other actors to explore the […]

Job Opportunity: Communications Designer, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Communications Designer, Office of Innovation

Job Role: Communications Designer, Office of Innovation Location: Headquarters New York 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 to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working […]

ilhasoft – Push, building a multi-lingual interactive chatbot

ilhasoft – Push, building a multi-lingual interactive chatbot

On 12 July 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces another set of investments in open source technology solutions – Ilhasoft is among the companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on open source solutions to improve children’s lives. The […]

eKitabu – an open source, cross-platform e-reading system

eKitabu – an open source, cross-platform e-reading system

On 12 July 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces another set of investments in open source technology solutions – eKitabu, is among one of three new portfolio companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on open source solutions to […]

Implementador de Proyecto – Big Data para el Desarrollo

Implementador de Proyecto – Big Data para el Desarrollo

TÍTULO: Implementador de Proyecto – Big Data para el Desarrollo UBICACIÓN: Bogotá, Colombia LENGUA(S) REQUERIDA(S): Inglés, Castellano VIAJES Algunos viajes anticipados DURACIÓN DEL CONTRATO: 11.5 meses SECCIÓN Y UNIDAD: Monitoreo y Evaluación SUPERVISOR DEL CONSULTOR: Roberto De Bernardi, Representante SALARIO (Depende de la experiencia) LUGAR DE TRABAJO: UNICEF-Bogotá. Se prevé algunos […]

Exploring the future of 21st century skills

Exploring the future of 21st century skills

Reflections on the Global Innovation Center AC5 By Jennie Bernstein, Urban Innovation Specialist From June 27-29,  the Global Innovation Center (GIC) hosted its fifth Advisory Committee Meeting (GIC AC5) with UNICEF’s Vietnam Country Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. So much happened over the course of the week, and […]