Tag: UNICEF

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 […]

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 […]

Job Opportunity: Communications Designer, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Communications Designer, Office of Innovation

Job Role: Communications Designer, Office of Innovation Location: Headquarters New York 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 to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working […]

ilhasoft – Push, building a multi-lingual interactive chatbot

ilhasoft – Push, building a multi-lingual interactive chatbot

On 12 July 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces another set of investments in open source technology solutions – Ilhasoft is among the companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on open source solutions to improve children’s lives. The […]

Job Opportunity: Innovation Specialist – Scale, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Innovation Specialist – Scale, Office of Innovation

Job Number: Innovation Specialist  | Vacancy Link Work Type: Consultancy Duration: 65 days over 11.5 months Level: Individual contract, part time Duty station: remote 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 […]

Jane Goodall Institute staff launch a drone to map forests in the Republic of the Congo’s Tchimpounga Nature Reserve. ©Jeffrey Kerby

When Help Is Delivered From the Sky

The original story was published in the June 2017 issue of the National Geographic. Written by Nina Strochlic. View the original story here.  No longer just a military tool, drones are responding to natural disasters, aiding conservation, and delivering life-saving aid. Recently, more aid and service organizations are harnessing the opportunities […]

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 […]