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A- FOR CHRIS & ERICA’S 2015 PREDICTIONS

2015 was  the third consecutive year Innovation Unit Co-leads Erica Kochi and Chris Fabian published their predictions for the 8 trends to watch in innovation and development. A fairly new addition to the team, I was asked to independently evaluate in retrospect how accurate their anticipations turned out to be. […]


Job opportunity: Academic Partnerships Specialist, New York

Job opportunity: Academic Partnerships Specialist, New York

Title: Academic Partnerships Specialist Location of Assignment: NYHQ Languages required: English (knowledge of an additional language a plus) Travel: Some required Duration of contract: 11.5 months Section and Unit: Innovation, Division of Policy and Strategy Consultant Reporting to: Senior Advisors, Innovation BACKGROUND & RATIONALE Since it was founded in 1946, UNICEF has […]


UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Jeff Hall

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Jeff Hall

Jeffrey Koh Hall, Innovation Lab Lead, UNICEF Indonesia Jakarta office Tell us a bit about your background. Originally born in Korea, and adopted to the United States. I am a Northern California boy, bay area. Worked doing innovation and Human Centered Design in healthcare for Kaiser Permanente in the United […]


Job opportunity: Technical Project Manager: Research, Engineering, and Data Science

Job opportunity: Technical Project Manager: Research, Engineering, and Data Science

Title: Technical Project Manager: Research, Engineering, and Data Science Location of Assignment: New York Travel: None Duration of contract: 11.5 months Background & Rationale The UNICEF Innovation Unit functions like a collection of startups in early-stage. Promising new technologies (e.g. data science, SMS technologies, UAVs, blockchain) are identified that have […]




UNICEF Eyes Blockchain As Possible Solution to Child Poverty Issues

UNICEF Eyes Blockchain As Possible Solution to Child Poverty Issues

The original article was posted on Coin Desk on 3 February 2016. Written by Stan Higgins. To read the complete article, click here.  Blockchain technology could provide a solution to issues facing the world’s impoverished children, according to Christopher Fabian, one of the co-founders of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) […]


UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Josh Harvey

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Josh Harvey

Josh Harvey, Innovations Lab Lead and Innovations Specialist, Kosovo (UNSC 1244) Tell us a bit about your background. I was born and raised in Amish country in rural Pennsylvania. I have a BA in History from Dickinson College and an MA in International Development and Education from Columbia University Graduate […]