Tag: Innovation Labs

Participants plan their group task at the Azraq Innovation Lab Open day, October 3rd 2016.

Leveraging the Potential of Youth in Azraq Camp, Jordan

Seeding the ‘Innovation Generation’ at UNICEF’s Innovation Labs Open Day By Arianna Freschi As a young girl or boy living in Azraq’s newly established Village number 5, you might perceive your future as uncertain and unpromising. Your journey to Jordan, through Syria to the Jordanian Border, was long and dangerous. […]

Young Makers in Vietnam work to change the lives of Children with Disabilities

Young Makers in Vietnam work to change the lives of Children with Disabilities

  From June 3rd to 5th 2016, 7 teams consisting of  over 70 young people including designers, engineers, artisans, medical professionals and children with disabilities gathered on the campus of the Vietnam-German University (VGU) in Binh Duong, Vietnam to contribute to a better world. For 72 hours these youth participated […]

Researching Innovation Labs #3: Innovation culture

Researching Innovation Labs #3: Innovation culture

By Louise Bloom and Romy Faulkner  On the last blog post, we looked at ways that innovation labs operate differently from general UN agencies. We have observed two ways in which innovation labs are striving towards their goal of creating change by testing and applying new approaches, products and services. We’ll call them ‘innovation […]

RapidPro: Answering your questions

RapidPro: Answering your questions

Stemming from the core of our principles for innovation and technology in development, our vision at UNICEF Innovation has been to have a common platform powered by a free & open source software for running mobile services in international development. This is why we are excited about RapidPro. In September […]

Design Partnership Recognized by Core 77 Design Awards

Design Partnership Recognized by Core 77 Design Awards

This Fall, UNICEF’s Innovation Lab in Kampala, Uganda, will embark upon its third year working with graduate students and faculty from Media Design Practices (MDP) at Art Center College of Design. The partnership is integrated into the design program’s unique curriculum, for which they recently received the prestigious 2014 Core […]

Can Innovation Labs for Reducing Poverty Embrace Failure? | OZY

From: Can Innovation Labs for Reducing Poverty Embrace Failure? By Pooja Bhatia Originally published in Ozy on June 14, 2014. Tech and startup principles aren’t just for struggling business anymore — nowadays they’re popping up at poverty-reduction outfits, too. Incubators, design hubs and entities with similarly avant-garde-y names have lately […]