The original article was published on The Drum on 17 February 2016. Written by Gillian West. To read the complete article, click here. 

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Mobile innovation is giving the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) the tools it needs to better understand issues facing young people around the world, as the organisation’s innovation co-lead Christopher Fabian observes.

By the end of the decade it’s predicted that 5.5 billion of us will have access to a mobile phone, so it’s no surprise an organisation like Unicef – which operates in no less than 190 countries – has been turning its attentions to mobile.

Speaking to The Drum ahead of the organisation’s executive director Anthony Lake’s keynote address at Mobile World Congress, Unicef innovation co-lead, Christopher Fabian, says the term mobile has become increasingly broad.

“We see it as a driver to connect young people to information, connect them with opportunities and give them access to choice,” he says. “Speed, breadth and access – all three make mobile a vital tool, with the most appealing work allowing us to create information loops that can lead to action.”

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