Tag: UNICEF Innovation

Internally displaced women and girls gather around water taps as they fill containers at the Dalori camp in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, Friday 3 March 2017.

The prolonged humanitarian crisis in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency has had a devastating impact on food security and nutrition in northeast Nigeria, leading to famine-like conditions in some areas, according to a World Food Programme (WFP) situation report from late February 2017. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) projects that by June 2017 some 5.1 million people in Nigeria will be food insecure at crisis and emergency levels. As of 15 March 2017, over the past 12 months, UNICEF and partners have provided safe water to nearly 666,000 people and treated nearly 170,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the three conflict-affected northeast Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. As part of cholera preparedness, UNICEF and other WASH Sector partners are building the capacity of government and NGOs on cholera response and developing contingency plans with other stakeholders before the rainy season starting mid-April. Prepositioning of supplies for cholera response and mapping cholera hotspots are part of the preventive measures that are being planned.

UNICEF’s social media platform to engage communities reaches two million Nigerian responders

More than half global U-Report responders are in Nigeria ABUJA, 16 October 2017 – U-Report, UNICEF’s unique social media platform to engage with communities on issues that affect them, surpassed two million registered responders in Nigeria today. U-Report uses simple Short Message Service (SMS) messages and social media to reach communities […]

Meet our 2017 Summer Fellows

Meet our 2017 Summer Fellows

Summer at UNICEF’s Office Innovation is always exciting. We get to welcome talented fellows who lend their expertise to support us on current and future projects. Over the past three months, they’ve enriched our team’s work and culture through sharing their fresh perspectives, unique personalities, and creative ideas. Instead of […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Chris Szymczak

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Chris Szymczak

Chris Szymczak, Event & VR Lead, UNICEF Office of Innovation, NYHQ. Follow him on Twitter: @theentreflaneur Tell us a bit about your background. Right now? It’s the Hudson River on New York’s West Side – as I am writing this from the Hudson River pier. Also, I graduated from law […]

Using Innovative sensor technology to evaluate ‘Handwashing with Ananse’ Games

Using Innovative sensor technology to evaluate ‘Handwashing with Ananse’ Games

By Sylvester Baffoe, M&E Officer, UNICEF Ghana Pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases are one of the major causes of death for children under five in Ghana. In 2015 alone, over 10,000 children under five in Ghana died from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases. Handwashing with soap and water (HWWS) is a proven intervention […]

Internship Opportunity: Innovation Mainstreaming Project

Internship Opportunity: Innovation Mainstreaming Project

Role: Innovation Mainstreaming Project Internship Duty Station: NYHQ Work Type: Internship Duration: 3 months – June – August (dates tbc) Organizational Context and Purpose UNICEF needs to be agile and adapt to the evolving challenges affecting all children — from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of […]

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 […]