Tag: product development

UNICEF staff at work on second sample evaluation at SD in Copenhagen Photo Credit UNICEF F.Gabellini

Creating better products for children through co-creation with industry: An interview with Bo Sorensen on the Emergency Multi-Purpose Tents project

What is the emergency multi-purpose tents project about?   In emergency situations, such as natural disasters or conflicts, UNICEF uses multi-purpose tents to serve numerous functions, including schools, child-friendly spaces, health clinics, and ablution units. We launched this project in response to feedback suggesting that the tents were not meeting their […]

Job Opportunity: Innovation Project Consultant (ZIKA), Copenhagen

Job Opportunity: Innovation Project Consultant (ZIKA), Copenhagen

Download the complete Terms of Reference here Location: UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark. Start Date: As soon as possible, latest June 2016 Reporting to: Chief Innovation, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen. Duration:  6 months Consultancy, full-time. BACKGROUND: On February 1, 2016, WHO declared the ZIKA virus a public health emergency. By […]

WELCOME! BIENVENIDOS!

WELCOME! BIENVENIDOS!

Last week, the message from the Chile Country Office and Socialab staff was loud and clear: “We are so excited that AquaPallet and Instanet are arriving! We are ready to get to work and make their vision an even more concrete reality!” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jfa_k2nkek] The teams arrive in Chile for the […]

Solving BIG problems using little technology in Ghana

Solving BIG problems using little technology in Ghana

In January, the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in partnership with UNICEF Ghana launched the MEST-UNICEF Hackathon, a three-day product development competition to find new technologies to serve the hard-to-reach in Ghana. Participants tackled issues ranging from water supply tracking, to access to information, and sanitation. Over three days […]