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U-Report Nigeria

U-Report Nigeria Reaches More than 1 Million Responders

Abuja, 31 August 2015 – Nigeria has become the first country to reach one million responders on the SMS-based U-Report platform, designed to strengthen community-led development and citizen engagement, UNICEF announced today. UNICEF’s Global Innovations team has launched U-Report in 17 countries, mostly in Africa, as a way for community […]



A Grand Unveiling: Inside the Big Ideas Hatched at Singularity University’s 2015 Graduate Studies Program

A Grand Unveiling: Inside the Big Ideas Hatched at Singularity University’s 2015 Graduate Studies Program

The original article was published on Singularity University’s Hub on 23 August 2015. Written by Alison E. Berman. To read the original article, click here.  Only 10 weeks ago, 80 individuals from 43 countries around the world arrived on Singularity University’s campus here in Silicon Valley to embark on SU’s flagship Graduate […]


Turn on your sensors, development is about to go ‘wearable’

Turn on your sensors, development is about to go ‘wearable’

The original article was published on 24 August, 2015. Written by Michael Igoe. To read the original article, click here. They range from the simple to the astounding, the familiar to the science fictional. Sensors are all around us, capturing information and turning it into something else: an electrical signal, […]



UNICEF/Jallanzo

The Ethics of Innovation and Devices for Good

Original article posted on Huffington Post Impact on 24 August 2015. To read the original article click here. UNICEF/Jallanzo WRITTEN BY: Blair Palmer, UNICEF Innovation Lab Lead: San Francisco Sibi Lawson-Marriot, UNICEF Humanitarian Policy Specialist What if your design for good is really doing harm? As part of a blog series surrounding […]



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Are Open Source Business Models Viable?

At UNICEF Innovation we are seeking to document a set of business models for open-source startups that would provide value back to both the makers and investors, while also creating global public goods in the process. To further this goal, we gathered leading minds in the fields of open-source, business, legal, […]