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Ms. Flavia Ouma, Senior IT Officer of Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) demonstrating the uSurvey application to a field worker during the field testing of the system for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Survey in January 2016. © UNICEF Uganda/2016/FGM-1

uSurvey: An open source mobile tool that blends IT and programme skills to improve UNICEF’s work for children

by BP Panwar, and Sarah Kabaija – Information and Communication Technologies and Development – ICTD Advancements in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are creating new opportunities to impact children’s lives, and UNICEF is at the forefront of deploying innovative and technology-enabled solutions to reduce the inequalities children face. UNICEF, in collaboration with […]

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UNICEF calls on technology partners to provide access to data that can improve children’s lives.

On 17 July, 2016, UNICEF received an award for using innovation, data science, and real-time information to solve global goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 to improve the lives of people everywhere, by aiming to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, […]

Corrections and Emendations from Nethope

Corrections and Emendations from Nethope

Fredrik Winses, Director of Global Programs for Nethope, was kind enough to write back to my earlier blog post, correcting some specific wording that I had taken issue with.  I really appreciate this; it’s the type of constructive dialogue on which the internet, UNICEF’s Innovation work, and the open-source communities […]

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Talking RapidPro at New York University with World Food Programme

By Pilar Lagos “How many of you have cellphones?” asked RapidPro Global Product Manager, Kidus Asfaw, to a group of Master of Public Health students at New York University’s College of Global Public Health and World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Directors from 11 countries, including Syria, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Honduras, Peru, Sudan, Guatemala, Ghana […]

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Uganda’s ICT Innovations are now replicable

Originally published on 27 May 2015, on The East Africa Public Health Laboratory Network (EAPHLN) website. To read the original article, click here.  Article By Sean Blaschke and Thomas Alinaitwe The recent Ebola Outbreak in West Africa was a wake-up call for many governments in Sub-Saharan Africa. In many instances, […]

On left wearing a green shirt, Christopher Fabian, Co-Lead of UNICEF's Innovation Unit talks with (second right) UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and UNICEF UK Executive Director David Bull at the launch of UNICEF's Global Innovation Centre and Innovation Fund.

UNICEF Innovation from start-up to scale-up: tackling global challenges with creative solutions

Download UNICEF Innovations brochure here. By Aparna Rau NEW YORK, 8 May 2015 – At UNICEF, Innovation is not just another buzz word used casually, but a serious practice being followed by a team of experts around the world who are working hard to find sustainable solutions to the problems faced […]