Tag: RapidPro

The Relativity of Innovation

The Relativity of Innovation

Everything is relative. That is the one lesson I always keep in mind in my life as an ICT for development practitioner. Coming from the hyper-concentrated technology world of New York City, it’s sometimes hard to remember the diversity of technological innovation sweeping through the African continent. As it turns […]

Job with UNICEF Innovation: RapidPro Coordinator, NYC

Job with UNICEF Innovation: RapidPro Coordinator, NYC

Are you interested in working with the Global UNICEF Innovation team? Do you enjoy supporting and coordinating projects across a large organization and with international partners? In September 2014, UNICEF Innovation will be launching RapidPro – a platform that allows the international development community to visually build and nationally scale […]

The Ethics of Innovation

Each field has its own language and ethics. How do you work with beneficiaries (or users)? How do you conduct monitoring and evaluation (or A/B tests)? What does it mean to implement (or deploy)? These lexicons don’t always connect—and when they don’t, we see wasted effort and the potential to […]

RapidSMS

RapidSMS

RapidSMS is a toolset for rapidly building SMS (text message) services for data collection, streamlining complex workflows, and group coordination using basic mobile phones — and can present information on the internet as soon as it is received. RapidSMS was first developed by UNICEF Innovation in 2008 to strengthen data […]