Tag: UNICEF Innovation

UNICEF Innovation Lab Opens in Almaty, Kazakhstan

UNICEF Innovation Lab Opens in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Written by: UNICEF in Kazakhstan. UNICEF in Kazakhstan opens an innovation lab in Almaty aimed at developing and integrating information technology solutions to improve the quality of life of children. The innovation lab is the first-of-its-kind laboratory in the Commonwealth of the Independent Countries (CIS) and is hosted by International IT […]

Girls playing with a rope at a Child Friendly Space in Darfur. ©Nick Rice Chudeau. UNICEF Sudan

“I-nnovate for Tomorrow”: Co-creating Solutions together with the Sudanese Children

By Yumiko Shinya, Programme Officer (Innovation) For seventy years, UNICEF has helped bring life-saving humanitarian support, long-term assistance, and hope to children in difficult situations – torn apart by conflict and crisis, living in extreme poverty and being discriminated. And over the last sixty years, UNICEF Sudan has continuously supported the […]

December 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

December 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. We’ve ended the year strong. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during December. Click away. UNICEF Innovation Fund The Fund’s 5 Start-ups Share – “Why Open Source?” We asked UNICEF Innovation […]

o	Jonathan Howard-Brand, Supply Specialist (Innovation), UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Jonathan Howard-Brand

Tell us a bit about your background. I am a product designer by trade, but more of an engineer who knows how things works rather than make them look pretty. E.g. I have designed machinery that flavours Pringle chips, shred cheese or release fire doors when there is a fire. […]

Job Opportunity: Special Adviser, Partnerships

Job Opportunity: Special Adviser, Partnerships

Download the complete Terms of Reference here. Special Adviser, Partnerships Duration: 68 days; 7 Nov 2016 – 28 Feb 2017 Duty Station:  NYHQ or remote Section & Unit: Office of Innovation Languages: Fluency in English. Competence in another UN language preferred. BACKGROUND Since 2007 UNICEF has been a global leader in […]

Job Opportunity: Communications Lead, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Communications Lead, Office of Innovation

Download the complete Terms of Reference and deliverable here. Title: Communications Lead, Office of Innovation Duration: 11.5 months (241 days) Anticipated start date: 1 December 2016 Duty Station:  NYHQ Section & Unit: Office of Innovation BACKGROUND About us.We are a small team of technologists, creatives, and ne’er do wells who […]

22/06/2016: Staff from the Child Welfare Department at the Ministry Of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation compaire information on tablets during a training session at the Ministry in Phnom Penh Cambodia. The staff are being trained to use an App installed on tablets which was built with Open Data Kit Software by the Open Institute. The App contains the questions used by the Ministry to assess the minimum standards of alternative care. Each questions is scored by the inspection, scores will be automatically computed  and uploaded on the Ministry website. The aim is to assist in near real time data analysis which will improve site feedback from 4 days to 1 day turn round of data. The improved data flow will assist the Ministry with quicker decision making.

Star Wars: Force For Change supports digital monitoring systems in Cambodia

By Suman Khadka, UNICEF Cambodia Digitalizing Cambodia’s inspection system to better protect children living in residential care In Cambodia, an alarming number of children are orphaned or abandoned, left to grow up in residential care facilities, apart from anyone they’ve known. Of the 5.4 million children under the age of […]