Innovation is vital to improving the state of the world's children. UNICEF works with a network of global problem solvers who can find new ways to accelerate results that reduce inequities for children. UNICEF's Office of Innovation specifically looks to form partnerships around frontier technologies (like drones and UAVs, blockchain, 21st century skills, urban technologies, new banking tools, or 3D-Printing) that exist at the intersection of $100 billion business markets and 1 billion person needs – and to identify how they can grow and scale profitably and inclusively.

UNICEF Projects

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U-Report

U-Report is a mobile empowerment programme that connects young people all over the world to their governments and decision makers, shares …

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Seeking Funding | Technology expertise

Urban Tech Bets: Digital Learning

This project identifies digital technologies that deliver positive social impacts for children and their families in cities, and also grow …

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Urban Tech Bets: Smart Water Metering

This project supports the development of IoT networks of sensors and meters to monitor the flow and/or quality of water through the network …

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Seeking Funding | Technology expertise

Urban Tech Bets: Multi-Modal Skilling

This project delivers services that mix digital learning with in-person mentoring to expand access to the skills (and certificates or …

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Seeking Funding | Technology expertise

Urban Tech Bets: Smart Recruiting

This project identifies opportunities provided by platforms that connect individuals and employers with workers in the informal economy for …

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Seeking Funding | Technology expertise

Urban Tech Bets: Emergency Response

This project focuses on platforms that link people to the full range of public and private emergency response services through one …

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Seeking Funding | Technology expertise

Urban Tech Bets: Commuter Ride Sharing

This project highlights car-pooling services offered to workers by employers to ensure that they get to work safely, to reduce their impact …

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Seeking Funding | Government implementation partners

Talking Book

Amplio’s Talking Book is a durable, low-cost audio device, designed for the learning needs of illiterate people in the world’s hardest-to-r…

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