Tag: Data Science

Children in Oudomxay camp, Attapeu, Lao PDR. © UNICEF/UN0232111/Naze

How do we keep socio-economic estimates up-to-date?

Accurate estimates of population demographics are vital in order to understand social and economic inequalities, and are essential to UNICEF’s work, as knowing where the most vulnerable children and families live is important for resource allocation. Traditional methods of collecting such estimates, however, are both time-consuming and expensive. Here, we […]

#TrendingLaws: How can Machine Learning and Network Analysis help us identify the “influencers” of Constitutions?

#TrendingLaws: How can Machine Learning and Network Analysis help us identify the “influencers” of Constitutions?

“Analyses of governing documents from 194 countries could help people fighting for human and environmental rights.” Scientific American UNICEF’s Office of Innovation has applied network science and machine learning to national constitutions to better understand how laws develop to protect vulnerable populations. New research by scientists from UNICEF’s Office of […]

Anbar Governorate is the largest in Iraq, and has a significant population of displaced people due to ongoing armed conflict. UNICEF is working to implement its full range of activities, covering education, health and nutrition, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene and emergency services to people in and out of camps. © UNICEF/UN0203983/Jeelo

Using frontier technology & data to monitor child poverty in Iraq

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq has entered a new phase. Long periods of violence and widespread displacement have left many families and their children without jobs and livelihoods; their homes and houses damaged and basic services disrupted. Children are the most affected group — they’ve not only left their homes […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Datawheel

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Datawheel

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions –Datawheel is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. Datawheel will join a cohort of companies working on solutions using data science and artificial intelligence. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Thinking Machines

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Thinking Machines

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions –Thinking Machines is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. Thinking Machines will join a cohort of companies working on solutions using data science and artificial intelligence. The UNICEF Innovation […]

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Project Connect, in Partnership with UNICEF’s Office of Innovation, Launches First of Its Kind, Interactive Map Visualizing the Digital Divide in Education

By Sara Jacobs, CEO of Project Connect @ProCoWorld We are excited to announce the launch of Project Connect’s interactive map of school locations and Internet connectivity. The Ventures Team in UNICEF’s Office of Innovation has worked in partnership with Project Connect since its founding in early 2017 and believes this […]

Telefónica joins UNICEF’s “Magic Box” initiative to drive the use of Big Data for Social Good

Telefónica joins UNICEF’s “Magic Box” initiative to drive the use of Big Data for Social Good

Telefónica Press Release  MWC, Barcelona, February 28th, 2017.- Telefónica announced its collaboration with UNICEF through their Magic Box initiative – a Big Data for Social Good platform which collects real-time data, combining and analysing aggregated and anonymised data from private sector companies. Magic Box was launched in 2014, when it […]

Job Opportunity: Research Expert – Computational Optimization

Job Opportunity: Research Expert – Computational Optimization

Role: Research Expert – Computational Optimization Location: Office of Global Innovation Work Type: Consultancy Duration: 42 days; anticipated start date: 15 March 2017 Duty Station: NY If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like […]