partners stories

Partners bring different skills, viewpoints and networks to the table.

International Agencies and Organizations

Partnerships allow us to bring different sets of skills, viewpoints, and influence to focus on the challenges facing women and children. The Innovation Unit’s partnerships are built around five key principles which ensure that innovations developed in collaboration are in the public domain, focused on end users, and created in a way that builds local talent and capacity.

Private Sector

Private sector innovation and parastatal partners have a keen interest in the technology for development ecosystem.


Academic collaboration involves a wide range of UNICEF staff working with students to explore new ways of solving problems. These collaborations have produced vibrant new staff members, different ways of thinking about key commodities and systems, and compelling research.