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UNICEF and UNHCR sign partnership to empower young refugees through SMS technology

UNICEF and UNHCR sign partnership to empower young refugees through SMS technology

Press Release Islamabad, 23 January 2017 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to utilise mobile technology for the empowerment of the young refugee population residing in Pakistan. The partnership will utilise U-Report PakAvaz, UNICEF’s flagship […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Valerie Crab

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Valerie Crab

Valerie Crab, Programme Specialist / Innovation Lead at UNICEF Indonesia Tell us a bit about your background. Life is a moving target, and when targets change, life must adapt. So far I’ve called six countries “home” (Belgium, Hungary, Austria, USA, DRC, and Indonesia). I speak a few languages, but in […]

Job Opportunity: Digital Health Deployment Specialist, Global Innovation Centre

Job Opportunity: Digital Health Deployment Specialist, Global Innovation Centre

View the complete Terms of Reference and deliverables here. To begin job application click here. Role: Digital Health Deployment Specialist, Global Innovation Centre Location: Office of Global Innovation Work Type: Consultancy Duration of Contract: 11.5 months Duty Station(s): Flexible, but must have the flexibility to travel. If you are a committed, creative […]

Global Innovation Centre for Children at Tsinghua Opens

Global Innovation Centre for Children at Tsinghua Opens

Press Release Beijing, October 12, 2015 —— Finding cost effective solutions to development challenges impacting children is the goal of a dynamic partnership between Tsinghua University and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Global Innovation Centre for Children opened at Tsinghua University (TUGICC) with a photo exhibit followed by the […]

Volunteer Opportunity: mHealth Deployment Assistant

Volunteer Opportunity: mHealth Deployment Assistant

Download the complete Terms of Reference here Volunteer – mHealth Deployment Assistant Location of Assignment: Kampala, Uganda (Global Innovation Lab Mbuya) Language (s) required: Fluency in English Duration: up to 3 months BACKGROUND UNICEF has been innovating for children for more than 60 years. Innovations support the organization’s 135+ country offices in finding […]

Job Opportunity: Senior Technology Specialist

Job Opportunity: Senior Technology Specialist

Senior Technology Specialist Duration: 7.5 months Duty Station:  Remote Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P4) BACKGROUND UNICEF has been innovating for children for more than 60 years. Innovations support the organization’s 135+ country offices in finding solutions for the world’s most vulnerable children. The UNICEF innovation work includes both policy […]

How technology can help educate child refugees

How technology can help educate child refugees

First published on DW Akademie  on July 20 2016. Designing with users, building on existing ideas and understanding the ecosystem are some of the prerequisites for success when creating digital projects in education argues Becky Telford from UNICEF. Around 30 million children worldwide are denied education because of conflict. Many have […]

UNICEF and Rhodes University collaborate to develop early detection HIV/AIDS testing strip

UNICEF and Rhodes University collaborate to develop early detection HIV/AIDS testing strip

Originally published in SABC News on 8 May 2015 by Sherwin Bryce-Pease. To read the article, click here. A collaboration between the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and Rhodes University could revolutionise the manner in which diagnostic testing related to HIV/AIDS is done in the field. UNICEF’s Global Innovation Centre […]