Tag: Nicaragua

Working within the community

Social Innovation Camp: Creating Solutions that Stimulate Community Commitment

The Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU) Innovation Laboratory, with the support of UNICEF, held its second Social Innovation Camp on June 3rd and 4th, 2016 in Pearl Lagoon, a small municipality within Nicaragua’s Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region. Facilitated by an Innovation Laboratory team comprised of students from BICU and […]

Young innovators series: Scarleth Vasconcelos on her desire to create solutions for children living in El Bluff, Nicaragua

Young innovators series: Scarleth Vasconcelos on her desire to create solutions for children living in El Bluff, Nicaragua

By Pilar Lagos Name: Scarleth Vasconcelos Villavicencio Age: 21 Scarleth graduated from the American College in Nicaragua, where she studied Renewable Energy Engineering. She is currently working on her final project before graduation, and is collaborating on talks and workshops about entrepreneurialism and renewable energies at the Indian Caribbean University […]

The Innovation Lab and El Bluff: an experience of multi-sectoral catalysis

The Innovation Lab and El Bluff: an experience of multi-sectoral catalysis

By Ana-Julia Van Bilsen Irías, Innovation intern for UNICEF and the BICU Innovation Lab “It’s amazing, we can finally speak and give our opinion concerning the problems that affect us” Young students from “Instituto Nuevo Amanecer” (INA). The Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua has the lowest indicators compared to the national […]

One of the activities facilitated by the BICU Lab: Children in Bluefields working with the OpenStreetMap/MapaNica team to learn about mapping as a tool for reducing urban violence. Bluefields, March 2015 (c) UNICEF Nicaragua/2015/JIRON

Re-imagining the future in Bluefields, Nicaragua: launching the Innovation Lab

Kevin Mendes, UNV Specialist in Social Policy and Innovation with UNICEF Nicaragua When thinking about innovation, one’s mind goes – as mine does, or did, before joining UNICEF in January – to state of the art technologies and big infrastructures. That being said, launching the first UNICEF supported innovation lab […]