Mobiles for Development

Job with UNICEF Innovation: RapidSMS Consultant, Burundi (Project KiraMAMA)

Do you find health development projects exciting and appealing? UNICEF Burundi is looking for an international consultant specialized in health and nutrition to support the technical RapidSMS team embedded in the Ministry of Health and HIV/AIDS. The consultant will be expected to manage distinct operations between technical partners, ministries and […]

Digital mapping technology to reduce disaster risks

Located just above sea level, Rio de Janeiro is vulnerable to floods and landslides, natural disasters that are expected to increase with climate change. The city’s favelas are largely situated along mountainsides, and are already prone to both disasters and socio-environmental risks, such as poor infrastructure. In recent years, heavy […]



RapidSMS is a toolset for rapidly building SMS (text message) services for data collection, streamlining complex workflows, and group coordination using basic mobile phones — and can present information on the internet as soon as it is received. RapidSMS was first developed by UNICEF Innovation in 2008 to strengthen data […]