Tag: Pilar Lagos

Young Innovators Series: Bujar Dujaka, 23, funded a Creative Centre in Cermjan, Kosovo to give young people opportunities

Young Innovators Series: Bujar Dujaka, 23, funded a Creative Centre in Cermjan, Kosovo to give young people opportunities

By Pilar Lagos Name: Bujar Dujaka Age: 23 City of Origin: Kodrali, Gjakovë, Kosovo Project/Facebook page: Qendra Kreative Cermjan It took me less than five minutes to realize that Bujar Dujaka is one special young innovator with a bright future ahead. He doesn’t speak English fluently and still agreed to […]

On 14 January 2015 in Liberia, Michelle Abika, holding a poster, inputs information into mobile telephones, in the West Point neighbourhood of Monrovia, the capital. Michelle, a ëU-Reporterí, is helping to raise awareness in the community about Ebola virus disease and how to prevent its spread. U-Report is a text-based communication platform developed by UNICEF and deployed as part of the social mobilization strategy against Ebola virus disease (EVD). Using Short Message Service (SMS) messages, it allows individual subscribers to ask questions about issues, to get real time answers and to share information with other users ñ ëU-reportersí ñ across the country. By giving people a new and effective platform for communication, it is intended to strengthen community-led development, citizen engagement and behavioural change.

Why 500 change-makers from around the world are coming to Helsinki to innovate for children, and why you should join

By Dana Zucker and Pilar Lagos, UNICEF Innovation Communications #uinnovate The world is changing fast. To meet the challenges all children are facing, we need innovations from the ground-up, developed by the people they aim to serve. We also need new types of partnerships and collaborations for scaling startups and […]

September 2015 Recap: Must-Read Stories

September 2015 Recap: Must-Read Stories

By Pilar Lagos Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In cased you missed them, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during September. Click away:  Challenges For Emerging Markets’ MNOs Chris Fabian, UNICEF Innovation co-lead, talked with Alec Barton, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Developing Telecoms […]