Tag: RapidPro

John Cordiero discusses Ilhasoft’s use of RapidPro within smartphone apps

RapidCon 2016 brings RapidPro tech development community together

By: Evan Wheeler & Katharine McFadden  RapidCon is a conference that brings together technology vendors and partners with the UNICEF Global Innovation Centre to discuss the technical evolution of RapidPro’s architecture. RapidCon provides a way to orient new vendors on LTAs (long-term agreements for services) to the RapidPro ecosystem and to identify vendor […]

November 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

November 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. It’s been an exciting month. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during November. Click away. UNICEF Innovation Fund On 15 November, 2016 – UNICEF announced its first portfolio of venture capital […]

So consider this a Failure Friday posting on the wrong day.

From Fail to Scale: catching up with the field workers

The original story was published in Nutrition RapidSMS on 17 November 2016. View the original article here. There is a misperception among many that tech or innovative developments are being introduced from the national level downwards.  When we started to scale-up the reporting with RapidPro in Northern Nigeria, it was […]

October 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

October 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during October. Click away. Breaking Gender Stereotypes – a Young Girl Reminds Women and Girls of Their Rights Meet a young a 16-year-old girl from […]

RapidPro for Nutrition in Nigeria

RapidPro for Nutrition in Nigeria

by Robert Johnston Across Northern Nigeria, UNICEF is scaling up the use of RapidPro for the monitoring and evaluation of both the prevention and treatment of malnutrition. RapidPro is the UNICEF INNOVATION open-source tool that allows two-way communication by text messaging. For this project, we are half way through our […]

September 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

September 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

By Angelica Gustilo Ong Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during September. Click away: I went to Estonia, and saw the future A study trip to Estonia uncovered how the country […]

Job Opportunity: Innovation Specialist

Job Opportunity: Innovation Specialist

Download the complete Terms of Reference here Title: Innovations Specialist Work Type: Fixed Term Staff Location: Malaysia Level: P-3 If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF […]

I went to Estonia, and saw the future.

I went to Estonia, and saw the future.

Written by Chris Fabian In the 25 years since its independence, the government of Estonia has implemented and scaled a set of systems for digital ‘citizenship’ that are unparalleled – at least in any other country that I’ve worked with. Last week, I was privileged to be part of a […]