Tag: UNICEF Malawi

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: Resilience Focused Progamme Design Consultant, Lilongwe, Malawi

Job Opportunity: Resilience Focused Progamme Design Consultant, Lilongwe, Malawi

View the complete Terms of Reference and deliverables here. Location: Malawi Work Type: Consultancy Role: Resilience-Focused Progamme Design Consultant Time Frame: 1 February 2017  –  31 December 2017 Background and Justification: UNICEF Malawi Country Programme (2012-2016) have been extended for two additional years to align with the National Planning Process. The […]

UNICEF Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor FAQ

UNICEF Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor FAQ

For academia, international organisations, civil society organisations, and drone companies interested in more information: Please fill out this form and we will contact you when applications become available in early 2017. What does UNICEF want to do with UAS or drones? UNICEF responded to close to 300 emergencies in 2015 […]

Job Opportunity: Innovations Specialist

Job Opportunity: Innovations Specialist

Download the complete Terms of Reference here Title: Innovations Specialist Work Type: Temporary Appointment Location of Assignment: Malawi Language(s) required: Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required Level: P-3 Organizational Context and Purpose for the job The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in […]

On 14 March 2016, children in Malawi look on amazed in the community demonstration of  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) flying in Lilongwe. The Ministry of Health and UNICEF launched the first 10km auto programmed flight in a trial to speed up the testing and diagnosis of HIV in infants.

Are UAVs the next game-changer in development?

By Pilar Lagos We’ve heard about drone use for delivering commerce faster. Take Amazon’s Prime Air, for instance. It’s a future delivery system which will allow the electronic commerce company to safely deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using UAVs. We are aware of their applications for […]