Tag: Innovation

Art Center College of Design partners with UNICEF Mexico – bringing design and technology to issues within international development.

Art Center College of Design partners with UNICEF Mexico – bringing design and technology to issues within international development.

By: Sean Donahue, Elizabeth Chin, and Jaime Archundia Implementing innovation for children requires understanding the complexities and intricacies of a child’s life – what are their needs, interests, and concerns, how do they interact, and in which ecosystems are their actions embedded? Another important question is whether they have access […]

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 […]

February 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

February 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

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 February. Click away Telefónica joins UNICEF’s “Magic Box” initiative Telefónica joins UNICEF’s “Magic Box” initiative to drive the use of Big Data for Social […]

Flood-displaced families sit outside classrooms in a school-turned  refuge camp, after they fled their village from rising floodwaters, on 10 September, 2011, in Badin, Pakistan. More than 17% of children in the flood areas are severely acutely malnourished and 67% of livestock has been destroyed after torrential monsoon rains, reminiscent of the 2010 floods that devastated Pakistan, have reportedly already killed over 200 people, left 300,000 homeless and affected over 7 million. Children are the most vulnerable to diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera in the flood areas due to the loss of clean water and sanitation services. UNICEF has already begun providing humanitarian supplies and is bringing in more over the next days and weeks as the UN and Pakistani government launched the Rapid Response Plan calling for US$356.7 million to address the needs of flood-affected families for the next six months. (UNICEF/2011/Warrick Page)

By 18 September 2011, over 5.4 million people, including 2.7 million children, had been affected by monsoon rains and flooding. In Sindh Province, 665,821 houses have been damaged or destroyed. In addition, 824,000 people have been displaced and 248 killed. Affected areas in Balochistan Province have yet to be fully assessed. Many government schools have been turned into temporary shelters, and countless water sources have been contaminated. Over 70 per cent of standing crops and nearly 14,000 livestock have been destroyed in affected areas, where 80 per cent of the population relies on agriculture for food and income. Affected communities are also threatened by measles, acute watery diarrhoea, hepatitis and other communicable diseases. The crisis comes one year after the country’s 2010 monsoon-related flooding disaster, which covered up to one fifth of the country in flood water and affected more than 18 million people, half of them children. Families are still recovering from the earlier emergency, which aggravated levels of chronic m

Establishing a Baseline of school safety practices using RapidPro real-time SMS technology in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

By Elliot McBride Innovation Specialist, UNICEF Pakistan Floods, terror attacks, earthquakes, and medical emergencies are the most common types of disasters identified by UNICEF Pakistan’s Disaster Risk Reduction unit for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan. These disasters pose a threat to the safety of many schools and school children within KP. To […]

Celebrating 70 Years of Innovation at UNICEF through Design

Celebrating 70 Years of Innovation at UNICEF through Design

By Mari Nakano, Design & Interaction Lead, UNICEF Office of Innovation Design has always played its part in supporting the work of UNICEF since its founding after World War II in 1946. The sale of UNICEF’s endearing postcards and greeting cards has been a key source of fundraising for decades, so […]

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 […]

Job Opportunity: UNICEF Futures Specialist

Job Opportunity: UNICEF Futures Specialist

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. Role: UNICEF Futures Specialist – […]