JAKARTA, 24 April 2014 – UNICEF Indonesia brought together a number of leading innovators at an event in Jakarta’s Erasmus Huis on Wednesday to present their ideas on how to tackle some of the key challenges children continue to face in this booming South-East Asian economy.

The TED-style event, called ‘ACTIVATE talks’, was part of UNICEF’s celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). UNICEF has also declared 2014 the “Year of Innovations and Equity”.

The group of innovators included five speakers who work on new ways to improve access to education and energy, to promote breastfeeding and to combat malaria.

Indonesia is one of 18 countries worldwide to hold an ‘ACTIVATE talks’ event in 2014. UNICEF will work with the presenters to further strengthen the development of innovations for children in Indonesia and other countries.

Highlights of the ‘Activate talks’ events and presentations will be featured in this year’s State of the World’s Children report, which will be launched on 20 November 2014, the actual 25th anniversary of the CRC.

By Sarah Grainger
UNICEF Indonesia

This is a snapshot of Sarah’s story on the UNICEF Activate Talks website, you can read more about the speakers in the full article here

Follow the ACTIVATE Talks and discussion here – next one is coming up in Boston tomorrow!

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