Tag: UNICEF Innovation Fund

Venturing, Value Creation & the UNICEF Innovation Fund

Venturing, Value Creation & the UNICEF Innovation Fund

By Brian Meagher, Ajay Melwani, Declan McKeogh, Haitham Afifi and John Santiago-Miller. Could the UNICEF Innovation Fund create value and transform the way UNICEF as an organization delivers its mission in the long term? That was the question five Alliance Manchester Business School students wanted to explore as part of […]

Bangladesh, 2015: A beneficiary mother and child are enjoying the launching ceremony of a mobile based conditional cash programme  © UNICEF/UNI200075/Kiron

How FinTech can benefit children & families

Written by: Emily Middleton. This post introduces the research and exploration UNICEF Office of Innovation is leading on financial technology, in collaboration with country offices and other teams within UNICEF. Imagine if a vulnerable mother in Jordan could receive welfare payments by scanning her iris at a nearby ATM, instead of […]

Virtual Reality Check: Making VR/AR Work for Everyone

Virtual Reality Check: Making VR/AR Work for Everyone

Written by: Chris Szymczak, Events, and Virtual Reality Lead, UNICEF Office of Innovation. Follow: @theentreflaneur Last year UNICEF Innovation asked a question: is there a place for Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the ‘for good’ space? Today we’re taking a significant step to verify this. The UNICEF Innovation […]

UNICEF Ventures: Exploring Smart Contracts

UNICEF Ventures: Exploring Smart Contracts

One way to re-shape online transactions is in lowering the “cost of trust”; in effect, improving how parties transfer assets across the Internet. For UNICEF Ventures – where we assess and prototype emerging technology that can provide a portfolio of solutions to our organization as early-stage tech matures – this […]

Job Opportunity: User Experience & Interaction Specialist, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: User Experience & Interaction Specialist, Office of Innovation

Role: User Experience & Interaction Specialist Duration: 11.5 months Duty Station: New York Headquarters Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P3) Location: NYHQ Work Type: Consultancy 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 […]

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 […]

eKitabu – an open source, cross-platform e-reading system

eKitabu – an open source, cross-platform e-reading system

On 12 July 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces another set of investments in open source technology solutions – eKitabu, is among one of three 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 […]