Tag: UNICEF

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 […]

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 […]

April 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

April 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 April. Click away. “I imagine Ghana” incubator programme – meet their 7 changemakers and where they are now In 2015, UNICEF Ghana partnered with […]

District training and monitoring team (DTMT) member uses the table to collect data in the classroom for the child-friendly school assessment checklist. ©Open Institute

Digital innovation to improve child-friendliness of schools in Cambodia

By Stina Heikkila and Daniel Calderbank Phnom Penh, Cambodia –  Introducing a new monitoring technology aims to help with the delivery of a better learning environment and strengthen the role of school inspectors in schools across Cambodia. UNICEF and development partners are jointly supporting various intervention projects to improve the […]

Job Opportunity: Innovation Specialist, Pakistan

Job Opportunity: Innovation Specialist, Pakistan

Role: Innovation Specialist Work Type: Temporary Appointment Location: Pakistan Level: P4 UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, […]

21st Century Skills for All

21st Century Skills for All

21st Century Skills for All – UNICEF and Pearson Launch Educational Partnership for Children. By Kate James and Mike Penrose, Exec Director, UNICEF Tuấn Nguyễn lost his vision when he was 19. At the time, he was a sophomore in a Vietnamese university and had to quit school because he couldn’t […]

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 […]

UNICEF and Pearson Launch Educational Partnership for Children

UNICEF and Pearson Launch Educational Partnership for Children

Press Release UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, and Pearson, the world’s learning company, are partnering to support marginalised youth in Myanmar and Vietnam. Together they are launching a programme that equips young people with 21st century and employability skills and helps them create entrepreneurial solutions to the barriers that […]