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UNICEF Innovation Fund: Program Update

Originally published on the Star Wars website. To read the original article, click here. This is the second update about the Disney and Star Wars™: Force For Change collaboration with UNICEF. Read the first update here. Since Disney and Lucasfilm became founding members of the UNICEF Innovation Fund in 2014, Star Wars: Force For Change […]


Job opportunity: Design Consultant, New York

Job opportunity: Design Consultant, New York

Terms of Reference Title: Design Consultant Division: Innovation Unit, Division of Policy and Strategy, UNICEF, NYHQ Duration: 11.5 Months Duty Station: New York, USA BACKGROUND UNICEF has been innovating for children for more than 60 years. The Innovation Unit in New York supports the organization’s 135+ country offices in finding solutions […]


Featured on SV Magazine: UNICEF Dream Team

Featured on SV Magazine: UNICEF Dream Team

This article was originally published on the August/ September Edition of SV Magazine, The Spin of Silicon Valley. It was written by Corrine E.Mehigan. To view original article, click here.   For more than 13 years, Blair Palmer has leveraged her knowledge of technological innovations, project implementation, corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement, and social enterprise programs to empower […]



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Deadline Extended for the Wearables for Good Challenge!

Great news! Due to a surge of late registrations UNICEF, ARM, and frog have extended the Wearables for Good Challenge  to Tuesday, August 11. The Wearables for Good challenge seeks to develop innovative, affordable solutions to make wearables and sensor technology a game-changer for women and children. Anybody with ideas can submit, including students, entrepreneurs, members of the maker […]


"Let's See" addresses the issue of optical health in their community. (c) UNICEF

UPSHIFT: Putting Youth in the Driving Seat of Change

Written by: Agon Maliqi Meet the Ferizaj Four Uresa, Arbnor, Albrim and Alma are four teenagers, from the city of Ferizaj, Kosovo[1], who share a common concern: the lack of opportunities for more meaningful engagements amongst youth[2]. Like many of their peers, they’re not content with being life’s bystanders—unemployed, disenfranchised, […]


Job Opportunity: UNICEF and Bloomberg are seeking a Data Science Researcher-in-Residence, Deadline August 21

Job Opportunity: UNICEF and Bloomberg are seeking a Data Science Researcher-in-Residence, Deadline August 21

PURPOSE UNICEF and Bloomberg are looking for qualified candidates to fill the role of researcher-in-residence to work on a unique project involving data science to solve issues around children. Based in New York at UNICEF Headquarters, the researcher-in-residence will work along with UNICEF’s Data, Research and Policy and Innovation Unit […]



Ulziichimeg, 6, is one of the 'reindeer people' 
 who live in Mongolia’s Khuvsgul province
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Bathrooms on the move: supporting innovation in Asia-Pacific

Innovation is one of the key ways in which UNICEF accelerates progress for children. We have defined innovation as “doing something new or different that adds value,” so it cannot simply be something that is novel, it must have impact. We don’t see innovation as something that is necessarily synonymous […]