Tag: Burundi

Job Opportunity: U-Report Consultant, (NOB), Bujumbura, Burundi

Job Opportunity: U-Report Consultant, (NOB), Bujumbura, Burundi

Download the complete Terms of Reference here Job no: 497880 Work type: Consultancy – Open to Burundian Nationals Only Location: Burundi  Categories: Communication for Development (C4D), Innovation  BACKGROUND One of the most successful initiatives to come out of UNICEF’s Innovations unit to date is the youth-led social monitoring platform U-Report. […]

Job Opportunity: Systems Developer (Consultancy), Burundi

Job Opportunity: Systems Developer (Consultancy), Burundi

Download the complete Terms of Reference here   1. Background and rationale UNICEF Burundi hosts one of the 9 Innovation labs within UNICEF. The Lab focusses on developing state-of-the art technology based products and services, and does this by developing completely new solutions or adapting existing solutions to the local context. […]

This diagram is based on the Python packages with class definitions, available through the github website of the project, that was accessed on May 15th (https://github.com/rapidpro/rapidpro).

Discovering the endless possibilities with U-Report Big Data

By Deborah Cristina Vera-Cruz, @DeborahVeraCruz I have just finished an amazing 6-week volunteer program with the Innovation Unit at NYHQ. It has been an enriching and rewarding experience, to work with the team and be able to contribute to the great work that is being done – bringing innovative solutions […]

Foster Renewable Energy Investment in sub-Saharan Africa

Foster Renewable Energy Investment in sub-Saharan Africa

March 31, 2015, a diverse group of investors, entrepreneurs and practitioners gathered at a roundtable at UNICEF New York headquarters. The roundtable kicked off conversations around “the financing and business models for renewable energy solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.”  Rhys Marsh, an energy investor by trade and a member of a […]

The Right to Energy

The Right to Energy

I hold onto the over-head handles as the driver accelerates the white pick-up truck, which starts to climb the steep hill. It is the start of the wet season and I can sense the car sliding sideways a few feet in the red mud before finding traction on the rocks […]

Innovating for Education in Burundi

Innovating for Education in Burundi

by Eva Guerda Rodriguez, consultant in charge of the digital drums project, Burundi. To see Eva’s experience first hand, watch this video.  On the very day of my arrival from Paris to the capital of Burundi, I found everyone busy preparing a talk on energy poverty that would be delivered […]

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: International Consultant for UReport, Burundi

Are you a professional communicator who can engage local communities and national level partners within development monitoring and evaluation? In January 2014, UNICEF Burundi launched the UReport Burundi platform. Alongside key civil partners, UReport Burundi will combine an ongoing public polling service – allowing the collection of lightweight, real-time data at the […]