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The UNICEF Innovation unit works in cooperation with centres on a range of projects around the world, at various stages of development from user research and technology search to piloting and implementation.

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An Improved Pediatric Weight Measurement Device

The treatment, care and support of children often requires the measurement of their weights. Knowing a child's weight...

uPortal

uPortal

Start Date: 11-2013

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UNICEF's technology projects are often deployed in remote areas with limited (or no) Internet connectivity. In order to improve access to information, UNICEF created the uPortal; a multi-media...

The Last Mile

Start Date: 10-2013

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The current problems experienced in cold chain transportation is the accidental freezing of vaccines. This Innovation project is looking to explore the possibility of utilizing a technology...

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Temporary Structures

Start Date: 08-2013

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Over the years, UNICEF has received feedback from country offices calling for temporary structures that can serve a variety of purposes. The basic tent has not been able to satisfy the...

Getting social entrepreneurship to work for child rights at UNICEF Nicaragua

The Sociopreneur Initiative

Start Date: 08-2013

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“Innovation… is seldom the product of a single individual’s intellectual brilliance. Innovation is the product of the connection between individuals and their ideas” (Gary Hamel).

The same...