Tag: innovations

October 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

October 2016 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 October. Click away. Breaking Gender Stereotypes – a Young Girl Reminds Women and Girls of Their Rights Meet a young a 16-year-old girl from […]

A Model LED Light constructed from the LED Safari Kit, Made of ping-pong balls and a straw bowl

“I Can Light-Up My Future.”

Written by Arianna Freschi MIT Enterprise Forum Pan-Arab: ‘Innovate for Refugees’, inspires innovation for the well-being of all children.  The Syrian conflict has created the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, with over 4.8 million registered refugees fleeing to Syria’s neighboring countries. 1.1 million of these are children […]

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 […]

By Subhashish Panigrahi (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Why it’s important to bring 3D biofabrication and other health technologies to the most disadvantaged

A scientist’s musings at the Global Innovations for Children and Youth Summit By Sean Powell, a full-time academic at the Queensland University of Technology (https://au.linkedin.com/in/imaginethinkcreate). He spoke at the “Start Up to Scale Up Summit,” organized by UNICEF and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland on 9-10 November. You […]