Tag: UAS

UNICEF INNOVATION FUND: Autonomous Systems Research

UNICEF INNOVATION FUND: Autonomous Systems Research

On 08 Dec 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions – Autonomous Systems Research is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on open source solutions to […]

On 28 June 2017, children look on excited at the testing of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) or drones by the UNICEF Innovation Team at the Kasungu Aerodrome in Kasungu in central Malawi. ©UNICEF/UN070230/Chisiza

July 2017 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 July. Click away. Drones For Good – Participants in Vanuatu Drone Trial Take Vaccines to the Skies On July 27, the Government of Vanuatu […]

Jane Goodall Institute staff launch a drone to map forests in the Republic of the Congo’s Tchimpounga Nature Reserve. ©Jeffrey Kerby

When Help Is Delivered From the Sky

The original story was published in the June 2017 issue of the National Geographic. Written by Nina Strochlic. View the original story here.  No longer just a military tool, drones are responding to natural disasters, aiding conservation, and delivering life-saving aid. Recently, more aid and service organizations are harnessing the opportunities […]

Flying high over Malawi: My time working with drones

Flying high over Malawi: My time working with drones

The original story was published in medium.com/unicef_malawi on 16 March 2017. View the original article here. This written reflection is by Matthias Boyen, a UN Volunteer working as HIV/AIDS support project officer with UNICEF Malawi. Living and working in Malawi has always been exciting. As a student in conflict and development, […]

Job Opportunity: Consultancy: Technical Coordinator, UAS Testing Corridor, Office of Innovation, UNICEF Malawi

Job Opportunity: Consultancy: Technical Coordinator, UAS Testing Corridor, Office of Innovation, UNICEF Malawi

View the complete Terms of Reference here. Title: Technical Coordinator, UAS Testing Corridor Location of Assignment: Lilongwe, Malawi Language(s) required: English, another UN language is an asset Travel: Travel anticipated – including traveling to UNICEF Office of Innovation New York Headquarters (NYHQ). Duration of Contract: 11.5 months – estimated start […]