Tag: open source

New open source app helps protect children displaced by conflict

New open source app helps protect children displaced by conflict

A life–saving service for vulnerable children caught up in crises is now available to government, aid agencies and social service workers through an open source app developed by UNICEF and its partners. The app known as Primero, facilitates the secure collection, storage and sharing of data to improve child protection, […]

January 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

January 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. Happy 2017. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during January. Click away. Celebrating 70 Years of Innovation at UNICEF through Design 4 designers, multiple skype calls, caffeine overloads, and different time […]

Class Picture - Representatives from the Fund's 5 open source tech start-ups + mentors + UNICEF team.

6 Superstar Mentors + Fund’s 5 Start-Ups Meet in Dubai to Discuss Pitfalls, Red Flags, Strengths, and Value Propositions.

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund recently announced investments in 5 open source tech start-ups, in its first set of external seed capital investments. In addition to financing, portfolio companies receive bespoke mentorship and technical assistance. Generously hosted by Her Excellency, Shamma Bint Suhail Faris al-Mazrui and the Ministry of Youth in Dubai, […]

UNICEF Is Investing in Tech Start-Ups

UNICEF Is Investing in Tech Start-Ups

The original story was published in The Associated Press on 15 November 2016, 4:21 PM. Written By Michael Astor. View the original article here. UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations children’s agency is taking a cue from Silicon Valley and making venture capital investments in emerging market tech start-ups to […]

Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL) at the Information Technology University: Engaging fathers in maternal health

Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL) at the Information Technology University: Engaging fathers in maternal health

On 15 November 2016, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces its first portfolio of investments in open source technology solutions – Rah-e-maa, from the Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab at the Information Technology University  is among the first five companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups […]

SayCel and Open Source Cellular Solutions

SayCel and Open Source Cellular Solutions

On 15 November 2016, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces its first portfolio of investments in open source technology solutions – SayCel and Open Source Cellular Solutions is among the first five companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on […]