Tag: UPSHIFT

Exploring the future of 21st century skills

Exploring the future of 21st century skills

Reflections on the Global Innovation Center AC5 By Jennie Bernstein, Urban Innovation Specialist From June 27-29,  the Global Innovation Center (GIC) hosted its fifth Advisory Committee Meeting (GIC AC5) with UNICEF’s Vietnam Country Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. So much happened over the course of the week, and […]

Job Opportunity: UPSHIFT Global Strategist & Lead – Scale, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: UPSHIFT Global Strategist & Lead – Scale, Office of Innovation

Job Role: UPSHIFT Global Strategist & Lead | Vacancy Link Duration: 120 days over 11.5 months Level: Individual contract, part time Duty Station: Remote 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 […]

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 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 […]

Young Innovators Series: Bujar Dujaka, 23, funded a Creative Centre in Cermjan, Kosovo to give young people opportunities

Young Innovators Series: Bujar Dujaka, 23, funded a Creative Centre in Cermjan, Kosovo to give young people opportunities

By Pilar Lagos Name: Bujar Dujaka Age: 23 City of Origin: Kodrali, Gjakovë, Kosovo Project/Facebook page: Qendra Kreative Cermjan It took me less than five minutes to realize that Bujar Dujaka is one special young innovator with a bright future ahead. He doesn’t speak English fluently and still agreed to […]

Kim Van in blue T-shirt in the middle at Outreach event for disabilities at The Disability Research & Capacity Development Center (DRD), District 9, HCMC UPSHIFT Outreach © UNICEF/Innovations Lab Ho Chi Minh/UPSHIFT Outreach/ October 2015

UPSHIFT Vietnam: Kim Van is fulfilling her dream of helping people with disabilities overcome challenges in daily transportation

I still remember our first encounter with Kim Van, head of the “Assist People with Disabilities on Public Transportation” project, when we organized our first UPSHIFT outreach session at the Center for Disability Research & Capacity Development (DRD) in Vietnam. Van has weak leg muscles and is reliant on a […]

From left to right: Bui Nguyen Nhat Minh (supporter), Nguyen Minh Hai, Dao Van Thom, La Thi Mai Thu, Nguyen Minh Tuan are in blue T-shirts (participants), and Nguyen Nha Quyen (mentor) UPSHIFT Workshop © UNICEF/Innovations Lab Ho Chi Minh/UPSHIFT Workshop/ Truong Viet Hung/ November 2015

UPSHIFT Vietnam: Tuấn Nguyễn and team aim to build a job-seeking website to help bridge the gap between blind people, their abilities, and employers

UPSHIFT has brought new opportunities to Vietnamese youth, specifically those from marginalized communities, to learn skills that they might need to bring about their own social impact projects. To think that the participants are the only ones that have benefited from the program is not entirely true. Those of us […]