Tag: tech4dev

Design for UNICEF at Parsons

Design for UNICEF at Parsons

Note: This story is part of a series of posts about the Innovation Unit’s most recent round of Design for UNICEF programs, which engage students from diverse backgrounds around priority issues in UNICEF’s work. The Design for UNICEF Course is a semester-long university course open to students from a variety of disciplines. […]

Job with UNICEF Innovation: UReport Global Strategist and Coordinator

Job with UNICEF Innovation: UReport Global Strategist and Coordinator

Title: UReport Global Strategist and Coordinator Contract:Temporary Appointment (TA) Post level: P-4 Duration: 364 Days Duty Station: New York, United States Reporting to: Director, Global Innovation Centre BACKGROUND Since 2007 UNICEF has been a global leader in leveraging technology to advance development goals. Initially a small team within the Division of […]

Small messages, big changes: UNICEF launches RapidPro

Small messages, big changes: UNICEF launches RapidPro

Today, UNICEF’s global innovation team is launching RapidPro: An open-source app store for international development. The article below explains why we’re pulling together award winning applications like U-report, Project Mwana, RapidFTR and more into one easy-to-understand bundle – ready for governments, large organizations, and others, to deploy anywhere in the […]

Design Partnership Recognized by Core 77 Design Awards

Design Partnership Recognized by Core 77 Design Awards

This Fall, UNICEF’s Innovation Lab in Kampala, Uganda, will embark upon its third year working with graduate students and faculty from Media Design Practices (MDP) at Art Center College of Design. The partnership is integrated into the design program’s unique curriculum, for which they recently received the prestigious 2014 Core […]

Can Innovation Labs for Reducing Poverty Embrace Failure? | OZY

From: Can Innovation Labs for Reducing Poverty Embrace Failure? By Pooja Bhatia Originally published in Ozy on June 14, 2014. Tech and startup principles aren’t just for struggling business anymore — nowadays they’re popping up at poverty-reduction outfits, too. Incubators, design hubs and entities with similarly avant-garde-y names have lately […]

Job opportunity: Regional ICT Specialist (Technology for Development)

Job opportunity: Regional ICT Specialist (Technology for Development)

Are you an experienced project manager knowledgeable of applying open source, mobile and emerging technology in development contexts? Are you passionate about identifying, designing and implementing solutions for some of the world’s most challenging tasks such as public health, child protection and education? Would you like to work with a diverse, international […]

Innovations in Partnerships and Technology for Birth Registration

Innovations in Partnerships and Technology for Birth Registration

UNICEF’s East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) Launch of Uganda Study Tour Report on Innovations for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) In my blog submission on September 24, “Reaching the Unreached: Innovations and Child Protection“, I shared about the Study Tour in Uganda focusing on using innovations in […]