Tag: Uganda

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Olga Nasaazi Kayima

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Olga Nasaazi Kayima

Olga Nasaazi Kayima, RapidPro Community Manager, and Deployment Consultant Tell us a bit about your background. I am Ugandan and spent the first 9 years of my life in Kampala, Uganda. I was sent to the UK when I was 10 years old to live with my maternal aunt when […]

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 […]

Job Opportunity: RapidPro Community Manager and Deployment Consultant

Job Opportunity: RapidPro Community Manager and Deployment Consultant

Duration: 11.5 months Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda (Global Innovation Lab, Mbuya) Level: Individual contract (equivalent to NO-A/NO-B) BACKGROUND UNICEF has been innovating for children for more than 60 years. Innovations support the organization’s 135+ country offices in finding solutions for the world’s most vulnerable children. The UNICEF innovation work includes […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Caroline Muhwezi

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Caroline Muhwezi

Caroline Muhwezi, U-Report Nigeria Project Officer,  UNICEF Nigeria, Abuja. Tell us a bit about your background.  I was born in a family of 5 and grew up in southern Uganda till my teenage years when my family relocated to the capital; Kampala. I spent the most part of my childhood […]

Tsinghua University and UNICEF Host Youth Innovation Forum to Inspire New Ideas for Disadvantaged Children Around the World

Tsinghua University and UNICEF Host Youth Innovation Forum to Inspire New Ideas for Disadvantaged Children Around the World

Original article posted on 19 October, 2015 on the Jakarta Post. To read the original article, click here.  BEIJING, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The inaugural Tsinghua-UNICEF Youth Innovation Forum ignited forward-looking conversations and helped build networks between young people from China and the global South as well as private sector […]

Expanding learning opportunities for refugee children: Uganda’s DigiSchool Pilot

Expanding learning opportunities for refugee children: Uganda’s DigiSchool Pilot

Written by Eun-Young Jeong, Education Officer, UNICEF Uganda UGANDA, September 2015 – Textbooks are rare possessions for children living in northern Uganda’s resource-impoverished refugee settlements. For children here, it’s difficult to imagine life beyond the refugee settlement where they have lived since fleeing from South Sudan when conflict broke out in December […]

Challenges For Emerging Markets’ MNOs

Challenges For Emerging Markets’ MNOs

“Challenges for Emerging Markets’ MNOs” featured on Developing Telecoms: Connected Citizens, Managing Crisis, August 2015 issue. Written by Christopher Fabian. To download the complete issue, click here. Chris Fabian’s interview is featured on page 54.  In this discussion with Alec Barton, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Developing Telecoms, Chris Fabian of UNICEF talks about some […]

U-Report Reaches 1 Million Registered Users Worldwide

UNICEF’s U-Report Reaches 1 Million Registered Users Worldwide

1 million voices cannot be ignored. Today 1 million people from 15 countries across the world joined hands to become agents of social change in their communities. These 1 million people stepped forward to no longer be passive recipients of social services but become active participants in the national and […]