Tag: Zhiyao Ma

A- FOR CHRIS & ERICA’S 2014 PREDICTIONS

A- FOR CHRIS & ERICA’S 2014 PREDICTIONS

At the Innovation Unit, we are constantly exploring new frontiers and keeping ourselves abreast of new developments that may help drive results for children. Meanwhile, we continue to retrospectively evaluate our work and our thinking from past years. As part of an ongoing annual exercise, last year, I gave our Innovation Team […]

What’s next in public-private partnerships: MobiStation at Social Innovation Summit

What’s next in public-private partnerships: MobiStation at Social Innovation Summit

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Social Innovation Summit 2014. During the session “Beyond Doing Good: the Role of Innovation in UN Partnerships”, I was honored to share our work about “what’s next in public-private partnerships”, together with a distinguished panel of speakers, including activists, sociopreneurs, private sector leaders and UN colleagues. Here is […]

Partnering with Children in Design (Part 1 of 2)

We’ve been creating a digital storytelling module for young people affected by conflicts. Over the past few months, we’ve gone through a few rounds of drafting and editing, and have a prototype ready (thanks to our instructional design volunteers and our collaborators from SMEX). Holding dear to our hearts the design […]

Learning From Failures – QOWA Assessment Part 3

As an organization, we have moved from programmes designed to address specific issues affecting children with very detailed upfront planning and precise execution to ones that are more complex in terms of social, political and environmental impacts. While this kind of planning methodologies work well in some scenarios, they often don’t  work well for […]