Tag: youth engagement

Internally displaced women and girls gather around water taps as they fill containers at the Dalori camp in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, Friday 3 March 2017.

The prolonged humanitarian crisis in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency has had a devastating impact on food security and nutrition in northeast Nigeria, leading to famine-like conditions in some areas, according to a World Food Programme (WFP) situation report from late February 2017. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) projects that by June 2017 some 5.1 million people in Nigeria will be food insecure at crisis and emergency levels. As of 15 March 2017, over the past 12 months, UNICEF and partners have provided safe water to nearly 666,000 people and treated nearly 170,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the three conflict-affected northeast Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. As part of cholera preparedness, UNICEF and other WASH Sector partners are building the capacity of government and NGOs on cholera response and developing contingency plans with other stakeholders before the rainy season starting mid-April. Prepositioning of supplies for cholera response and mapping cholera hotspots are part of the preventive measures that are being planned.

UNICEF’s social media platform to engage communities reaches two million Nigerian responders

More than half global U-Report responders are in Nigeria ABUJA, 16 October 2017 – U-Report, UNICEF’s unique social media platform to engage with communities on issues that affect them, surpassed two million registered responders in Nigeria today. U-Report uses simple Short Message Service (SMS) messages and social media to reach communities […]

Students in a Government Primary School Sheikh Maula Gambat, Khairpur district, Sindh province, Pakistan. ©Asad Zaidi

UNICEF Works with U-Reporters to improve menstrual hygiene for girls and women in Pakistan

Pakistan – July 2017 – Hira Hafeez- Ur- Rehman Talking about menstruation should not make people, particularly young girls, and boys – feel uneasy, or embarrassed. Menstruation is a normal, major stage of puberty in girls. However, many girls in Pakistan and around the world still feel ashamed to talk about […]

Making Technology Work For Everyone: An Interview with Entrepreneur Fred Ouko

Making Technology Work For Everyone: An Interview with Entrepreneur Fred Ouko

By Ariam Mogos – Learning Lead, Ventures Team, UNICEF Office of Innovation. Twitter: @aamogos Last week, the Global Disability Innovation Hub held the first ever Disability Innovation Summit in London, UK. The sold-out event brought together academics, practitioners, international organizations, corporations, people with disabilities and other actors to explore the […]

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 […]

August 2016 Recap: Must Read Stories

August 2016 Recap: Must Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. This was a busy month. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during August. Click away: UNICEF awarded by CIO 100 for game-changing innovations UNICEF was honored at the 29th CIO 100 Symposium […]