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Turn on your sensors, development is about to go ‘wearable’

Turn on your sensors, development is about to go ‘wearable’

The original article was published on 24 August, 2015. Written by Michael Igoe. To read the original article, click here. They range from the simple to the astounding, the familiar to the science fictional. Sensors are all around us, capturing information and turning it into something else: an electrical signal, […]

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The Ethics of Innovation and Devices for Good

Original article posted on Huffington Post Impact on 24 August 2015. To read the original article click here. UNICEF/Jallanzo WRITTEN BY: Blair Palmer, UNICEF Innovation Lab Lead: San Francisco Sibi Lawson-Marriot, UNICEF Humanitarian Policy Specialist What if your design for good is really doing harm? As part of a blog series surrounding […]

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Are Open Source Business Models Viable?

At UNICEF Innovation we are seeking to document a set of business models for open-source startups that would provide value back to both the makers and investors, while also creating global public goods in the process. To further this goal, we gathered leading minds in the fields of open-source, business, legal, […]

Request for proposal: Use of Information Technology in Case Management for Child Protection in Emergencies (Level 2)

Request for proposal: Use of Information Technology in Case Management for Child Protection in Emergencies (Level 2)

UNICEF Headquarters in New York is seeking an organization with strong and relevant experience to provide consultancy services to the Child Protection Section on  RFPS-USA-2015-502102: Use of Information Technology in Case Management for Child Protection in Emergencies.   If interested, your institution is invited to submit a proposal by10:00 AM EST, […]

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Researching Innovation Labs #4: Measuring the Impact of the lab

By Louise Bloom and Romy Faulkner  As the humanitarian innovation movement grows, there is increasing impetus to understand how the outcomes of innovation practice may be measured and proven to work. Measuring social change and thus the impact of humanitarian intervention is neither straight-forward nor clearly defined. A number of innovation labs are […]

Researching Innovation Labs #3: Innovation culture

Researching Innovation Labs #3: Innovation culture

By Louise Bloom and Romy Faulkner  On the last blog post, we looked at ways that innovation labs operate differently from general UN agencies. We have observed two ways in which innovation labs are striving towards their goal of creating change by testing and applying new approaches, products and services. We’ll call them ‘innovation […]

#TuVozCuenta con U-Report México

#TuVozCuenta con U-Report México

Escrito por Jaime Archundia, Responsable de Innovación de UNICEF México. El artículo original fue publicado el 19 de agosto de 2015 en UNICEF Connect. Para ver el artículo original, haga clic aquí.  ¿Se imaginan qué increíble sería si pudiéramos preguntarle a los jóvenes sobre sus intereses, opiniones y necesidades en los lugares donde […]

Researching Innovation Labs #2: What makes a lab unique?

Researching Innovation Labs #2: What makes a lab unique?

By Louise Bloom and Romy Faulkner  There is a fundamental notion that innovation is experimentation, and that labs are a way of facilitating this experimentation in a ‘safe’ environment that allows ample room for failure – as much as possible within the constraints of time, funding and institutional control, which can certainly be […]