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Youth-turned-social mobilizers in Liberia learn how to use social media tools on their cell phones to stay connected while spreading awareness about Ebola prevention in communities. / Eric King, USAID

Fighting Ebola with Information

Originally published on USAID’s blog by Eric King, an Innovation Specialist with the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Digital Development Team. To read the original post, click here.   A room full of young people with heads buried in their phones is not an unfamiliar sight. In fact, this was the […]




U-Report: Fighting Diseases Across Borders

U-Report: Fighting Diseases Across Borders

The original abstract was published on USAID’s mHealth Compendium, Fifth Edition. To read the full report, click here. During the Ebola outbreak of 2014, UNICEF identified a need to improve information communication flows between relevant government ministries and the affected communities.This need was identified in Nigeria, where U-Report already existed […]


mHero: Connecting and empowering health workers through mobile phones in Liberia

mHero: Connecting and empowering health workers through mobile phones in Liberia

The original abstract was published on USAID’s mHealth Compendium, Fifth Edition. To read the full report, click here. Severe shortages of qualified health workers and poor communication and coordination among those on the front lines have exacerbated the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa.These challenges were hindering the delivery […]


The winners of 'I imagine Ghana' with UNICEF Ghana Country Representative Susan Ngongi (centre), Reach for Change staff, and Joe Jackson from Dalex Finance (rear left). UNICEF Ghana/2015/CGros

UNICEF Ghana launches new incubator model to support local innovations for children

Solutions to society’s most pressing problems are often found by those most affected by them. Many “new” technologies are really combinations and modifications of existing, independent ideas. Innovating means tweaking. In Ghana, as in many other countries, innovative tweakers are already working locally to improve the lives of children. What […]


Job opportunity: TA Digital Communication Specialist (Technology Specialist, Digital Transformation), New York

Job opportunity: TA Digital Communication Specialist (Technology Specialist, Digital Transformation), New York

Title: Temporary Appointment Innovation Specialist Location: New York, USA Job level: P-4 Application close: 30 June, 2015 If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF, the world’s leading […]



Job opportunity: Event Coordinator, New York

Job opportunity: Event Coordinator, New York

Terms of Reference UNICEF Innovation Unit, New York Event Coordinator Consultancy Assignment: To manage the organisation and execution of strategic events for UNICEF Innovation You: Are you a self-starter who doesn’t wait to be told what to do? Can you manage huge projects from start to end — conceptualizing the […]


Developing Wearable Technology for Social Innovation

Developing Wearable Technology for Social Innovation

To watch the interview visit: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-06-17/developing-wearable-technology-for-social-innovation UNICEF U.K. Head of Strategy & Innovation Katherine Crisp and Arm Holdings Executive Vice President of Marketing Ian Drew discuss their partnership to bring technology into developing nations. They speak with Francine Lacqua and Caroline Hyde on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg)