Tag: Kenya

eKitabu – an open source, cross-platform e-reading system

eKitabu – an open source, cross-platform e-reading system

On 12 July 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces another set of investments in open source technology solutions – eKitabu, is among one of three new portfolio companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on open source solutions to […]

Participants going through the questions.               photo: UNICEF/Minu

Improving data-collection tools in Kenya through design-thinking workshops (Part 1 of 3)

By: Moses Rono UNICEF Kenya and the Ministry of Devolution and Planning (MoDP) with ONA KENYA aims to digitize the country’s Social Intelligence Reporting (SIR) from the current paper-based format. SIR is an innovative process and tool to support social budgeting (the allocation of public spending to achieve progress in […]

UNICEF partners with Nairobi University for a Successful Nairobi Innovation Week 2016

UNICEF partners with Nairobi University for a Successful Nairobi Innovation Week 2016

By Daisy Serem and Minu Limbu NAIROBI, Kenya, 5 August 2016 – In East Africa, Kenya is a growing hub for startups and young entrepreneurs. At the heart of it all is Nairobi, the capital city, which has been named by CNN as the most intelligent city in Africa for two years […]

Innovations Field Diary: Overcoming a constant fear in Mukuru Nyayo, Nairobi

Innovations Field Diary: Overcoming a constant fear in Mukuru Nyayo, Nairobi

  Mukuru, Nairobi, 16 April 2016 – Fire sensors is not the first thing I would think of as a necessary innovation for Nairobi’s sprawling informal communities. Probably not even among the top ten needs I would have considered. After a recent visit to Mukuru, however, I was convinced otherwise. […]

Tsinghua University and UNICEF Host Youth Innovation Forum to Inspire New Ideas for Disadvantaged Children Around the World

Tsinghua University and UNICEF Host Youth Innovation Forum to Inspire New Ideas for Disadvantaged Children Around the World

Original article posted on 19 October, 2015 on the Jakarta Post. To read the original article, click here.  BEIJING, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The inaugural Tsinghua-UNICEF Youth Innovation Forum ignited forward-looking conversations and helped build networks between young people from China and the global South as well as private sector […]