Tag: real-time data

District training and monitoring team (DTMT) member uses the table to collect data in the classroom for the child-friendly school assessment checklist. ©Open Institute

Digital innovation to improve child-friendliness of schools in Cambodia

By Stina Heikkila and Daniel Calderbank Phnom Penh, Cambodia –  Introducing a new monitoring technology aims to help with the delivery of a better learning environment and strengthen the role of school inspectors in schools across Cambodia. UNICEF and development partners are jointly supporting various intervention projects to improve the […]

Flood-displaced families sit outside classrooms in a school-turned  refuge camp, after they fled their village from rising floodwaters, on 10 September, 2011, in Badin, Pakistan. More than 17% of children in the flood areas are severely acutely malnourished and 67% of livestock has been destroyed after torrential monsoon rains, reminiscent of the 2010 floods that devastated Pakistan, have reportedly already killed over 200 people, left 300,000 homeless and affected over 7 million. Children are the most vulnerable to diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera in the flood areas due to the loss of clean water and sanitation services. UNICEF has already begun providing humanitarian supplies and is bringing in more over the next days and weeks as the UN and Pakistani government launched the Rapid Response Plan calling for US$356.7 million to address the needs of flood-affected families for the next six months. (UNICEF/2011/Warrick Page)

By 18 September 2011, over 5.4 million people, including 2.7 million children, had been affected by monsoon rains and flooding. In Sindh Province, 665,821 houses have been damaged or destroyed. In addition, 824,000 people have been displaced and 248 killed. Affected areas in Balochistan Province have yet to be fully assessed. Many government schools have been turned into temporary shelters, and countless water sources have been contaminated. Over 70 per cent of standing crops and nearly 14,000 livestock have been destroyed in affected areas, where 80 per cent of the population relies on agriculture for food and income. Affected communities are also threatened by measles, acute watery diarrhoea, hepatitis and other communicable diseases. The crisis comes one year after the country’s 2010 monsoon-related flooding disaster, which covered up to one fifth of the country in flood water and affected more than 18 million people, half of them children. Families are still recovering from the earlier emergency, which aggravated levels of chronic m

Establishing a Baseline of school safety practices using RapidPro real-time SMS technology in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

By Elliot McBride Innovation Specialist, UNICEF Pakistan Floods, terror attacks, earthquakes, and medical emergencies are the most common types of disasters identified by UNICEF Pakistan’s Disaster Risk Reduction unit for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan. These disasters pose a threat to the safety of many schools and school children within KP. To […]

Participants going through the questions.               photo: UNICEF/Minu

Improving data-collection tools in Kenya through design-thinking workshops (Part 1 of 3)

By: Moses Rono UNICEF Kenya and the Ministry of Devolution and Planning (MoDP) with ONA KENYA aims to digitize the country’s Social Intelligence Reporting (SIR) from the current paper-based format. SIR is an innovative process and tool to support social budgeting (the allocation of public spending to achieve progress in […]

Ms. Flavia Ouma, Senior IT Officer of Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) demonstrating the uSurvey application to a field worker during the field testing of the system for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Survey in January 2016. © UNICEF Uganda/2016/FGM-1

uSurvey: An open source mobile tool that blends IT and programme skills to improve UNICEF’s work for children

by BP Panwar, and Sarah Kabaija – Information and Communication Technologies and Development – ICTD Advancements in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are creating new opportunities to impact children’s lives, and UNICEF is at the forefront of deploying innovative and technology-enabled solutions to reduce the inequalities children face. UNICEF, in collaboration with […]

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 […]

© UNICEF Ethiopia/2016/Ayene

UNICEF calls on technology partners to provide access to data that can improve children’s lives.

On 17 July, 2016, UNICEF received an award for using innovation, data science, and real-time information to solve global goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 to improve the lives of people everywhere, by aiming to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, […]