Tag: Data Science

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 […]

Job Opportunity: Research Scientist

Job Opportunity: Research Scientist

This is a re-advertisement due to technical issues. Candidates who applied to the initial advertisement are requested to re-send their application to the email address quoted below. Applications sent before 28 November 2016 will be disregarded. Download the complete Terms of Reference and deliverable here. Title: Research Scientist Location of […]

September 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

September 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

By Angelica Gustilo Ong Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during September. Click away: I went to Estonia, and saw the future A study trip to Estonia uncovered how the country […]

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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, […]

Children use a computer at a small-group home in the south-eastern city of Rustavi.  © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-3011/Pirozzi

UNICEF and Bloomberg announce data science researcher-in-residence programme

Application deadline: 21 August 2015 UNICEF and Bloomberg are thrilled to announce the opening of a researcher-in-residence position that will seek to expand data science research on children. “As the data landscape changes and more sources of information and analytical methods become available, we need to realize their potential for […]