Tag: UNICEF Office of Innovation

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 […]

Job Opportunity: Innovation and Gender Technical Advisor – Gender Section, PD – NYHQ

Job Opportunity: Innovation and Gender Technical Advisor – Gender Section, PD – NYHQ

TITLE: Innovation and Gender Technical Advisor Duration: 9 months; 170 days ; 10 April 2017 – 31 December 2017 Location: Programme Division, UNICEF NYHQ Level: 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 to […]

Job Opportunity: Partnerships Lead, UNICEF Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Partnerships Lead, UNICEF Office of Innovation

Role: Partnerships Lead Work Type: Consultancy Location: San Francisco Duration: 11.5 months (241 Days) Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P4) 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 to hear from you. For […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Emmanuel Michaud

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Emmanuel Michaud

Emmanuel Michaud, United Nations Volunteer – Innovation and Social Policy, Nicaragua CO, UNICEF Tell us a bit about your background I come from Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, France which is located close to the border of Germany. At 18, I went to Lyon to study Political Science. I […]

February 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

February 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 February. Click away Telefónica joins UNICEF’s “Magic Box” initiative Telefónica joins UNICEF’s “Magic Box” initiative to drive the use of Big Data for Social […]

Flood-displaced families sit outside classrooms in a school-turned  refuge camp, after they fled their village from rising floodwaters, on 10 September, 2011, in Badin, Pakistan. More than 17% of children in the flood areas are severely acutely malnourished and 67% of livestock has been destroyed after torrential monsoon rains, reminiscent of the 2010 floods that devastated Pakistan, have reportedly already killed over 200 people, left 300,000 homeless and affected over 7 million. Children are the most vulnerable to diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera in the flood areas due to the loss of clean water and sanitation services. UNICEF has already begun providing humanitarian supplies and is bringing in more over the next days and weeks as the UN and Pakistani government launched the Rapid Response Plan calling for US$356.7 million to address the needs of flood-affected families for the next six months. (UNICEF/2011/Warrick Page)

By 18 September 2011, over 5.4 million people, including 2.7 million children, had been affected by monsoon rains and flooding. In Sindh Province, 665,821 houses have been damaged or destroyed. In addition, 824,000 people have been displaced and 248 killed. Affected areas in Balochistan Province have yet to be fully assessed. Many government schools have been turned into temporary shelters, and countless water sources have been contaminated. Over 70 per cent of standing crops and nearly 14,000 livestock have been destroyed in affected areas, where 80 per cent of the population relies on agriculture for food and income. Affected communities are also threatened by measles, acute watery diarrhoea, hepatitis and other communicable diseases. The crisis comes one year after the country’s 2010 monsoon-related flooding disaster, which covered up to one fifth of the country in flood water and affected more than 18 million people, half of them children. Families are still recovering from the earlier emergency, which aggravated levels of chronic m

Establishing a Baseline of school safety practices using RapidPro real-time SMS technology in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

By Elliot McBride Innovation Specialist, UNICEF Pakistan Floods, terror attacks, earthquakes, and medical emergencies are the most common types of disasters identified by UNICEF Pakistan’s Disaster Risk Reduction unit for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan. These disasters pose a threat to the safety of many schools and school children within KP. To […]

Nenad Tomić

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Nenad Tomić

Nenad Tomić, Integrated Education Consultant, Namibia CO: Windhoek Tell us a bit about your background. I was born in the early 80s in a country which is no more, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. A beautiful country which fell apart several times before I finished high school. I started […]