Tag: RapidPro

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak

The article was originally published on Bloomberg on October 23, 2014 by Chris Strohm Aid workers in Liberia tried out a new tool this week to contain the world’s worst Ebola outbreak: the text message. Using technology that can target mobile phones in a specific area, workers with the United […]

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 […]