Tag: Christopher Fabian

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UNICEF calls on technology partners to provide access to data that can improve children’s lives.

On 17 July, 2016, UNICEF received an award for using innovation, data science, and real-time information to solve global goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 to improve the lives of people everywhere, by aiming to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, […]

UNICEF to invest in technology startups to help children

UNICEF to invest in technology startups to help children

The original article was published on 1 February 2016 on International Business Times. Written by Sarmistha Acharya. To read the complete article click here. The United Nations Children’s Fund plans to invest in startups in a bid to create solutions that would improve the lives of vulnerable children across the globe. […]

On 14 January 2015 in Liberia, Michelle Abika, holding a poster, inputs information into mobile telephones, in the West Point neighbourhood of Monrovia, the capital. Michelle, a ëU-Reporterí, is helping to raise awareness in the community about Ebola virus disease and how to prevent its spread. U-Report is a text-based communication platform developed by UNICEF and deployed as part of the social mobilization strategy against Ebola virus disease (EVD). Using Short Message Service (SMS) messages, it allows individual subscribers to ask questions about issues, to get real time answers and to share information with other users ñ ëU-reportersí ñ across the country. By giving people a new and effective platform for communication, it is intended to strengthen community-led development, citizen engagement and behavioural change.

Why 500 change-makers from around the world are coming to Helsinki to innovate for children, and why you should join

By Dana Zucker and Pilar Lagos, UNICEF Innovation Communications #uinnovate The world is changing fast. To meet the challenges all children are facing, we need innovations from the ground-up, developed by the people they aim to serve. We also need new types of partnerships and collaborations for scaling startups and […]

Challenges For Emerging Markets’ MNOs

Challenges For Emerging Markets’ MNOs

“Challenges for Emerging Markets’ MNOs” featured on Developing Telecoms: Connected Citizens, Managing Crisis, August 2015 issue. Written by Christopher Fabian. To download the complete issue, click here. Chris Fabian’s interview is featured on page 54.  In this discussion with Alec Barton, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Developing Telecoms, Chris Fabian of UNICEF talks about some […]

8 Trends to Watch in Innovation & Development

This article was originally published on 27 February 2015 on Huffington Post Impact. To read the original article, click here.  Co-authored by Erica Kochi and Christopher Fabian, co-founders and co-leaders of UNICEF’s Innovation Unit.  Below, two of Time Magazine’s “Most Influential People” of 2013 — Chris Fabian and Erica Kochi […]