Tag: Innovation Fund

Class Picture - Representatives from the Fund's 5 open source tech start-ups + mentors + UNICEF team.

6 Superstar Mentors + Fund’s 5 Start-Ups Meet in Dubai to Discuss Pitfalls, Red Flags, Strengths, and Value Propositions.

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund recently announced investments in 5 open source tech start-ups, in its first set of external seed capital investments. In addition to financing, portfolio companies receive bespoke mentorship and technical assistance. Generously hosted by Her Excellency, Shamma Bint Suhail Faris al-Mazrui and the Ministry of Youth in Dubai, […]

November 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

November 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. It’s been an exciting month. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during November. Click away. UNICEF Innovation Fund On 15 November, 2016 – UNICEF announced its first portfolio of venture capital […]

UNICEF Is Investing in Tech Start-Ups

UNICEF Is Investing in Tech Start-Ups

The original story was published in The Associated Press on 15 November 2016, 4:21 PM. Written By Michael Astor. View the original article here. UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations children’s agency is taking a cue from Silicon Valley and making venture capital investments in emerging market tech start-ups to […]

Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL) at the Information Technology University: Engaging fathers in maternal health

Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL) at the Information Technology University: Engaging fathers in maternal health

On 15 November 2016, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces its first portfolio of investments in open source technology solutions – Rah-e-maa, from the Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab at the Information Technology University  is among the first five companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups […]

SayCel and Open Source Cellular Solutions

SayCel and Open Source Cellular Solutions

On 15 November 2016, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces its first portfolio of investments in open source technology solutions – SayCel and Open Source Cellular Solutions is among the first five companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on […]

22/06/2016: Staff from the Child Welfare Department at the Ministry Of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation compaire information on tablets during a training session at the Ministry in Phnom Penh Cambodia. The staff are being trained to use an App installed on tablets which was built with Open Data Kit Software by the Open Institute. The App contains the questions used by the Ministry to assess the minimum standards of alternative care. Each questions is scored by the inspection, scores will be automatically computed  and uploaded on the Ministry website. The aim is to assist in near real time data analysis which will improve site feedback from 4 days to 1 day turn round of data. The improved data flow will assist the Ministry with quicker decision making.

Star Wars: Force For Change supports digital monitoring systems in Cambodia

By Suman Khadka, UNICEF Cambodia Digitalizing Cambodia’s inspection system to better protect children living in residential care In Cambodia, an alarming number of children are orphaned or abandoned, left to grow up in residential care facilities, apart from anyone they’ve known. Of the 5.4 million children under the age of […]