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    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.20131 UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.2013 V.11
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.20132 UNICEF creates and guides approaches that are transformative, at scale, for the world’s most vulnerable children. Innovation at UNICEF is collaboration that translates ideas, technologies, and partnerships into products, services, and processes to bring about better, more equitable results for children. INTRODUCTION
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.20133 UNICEF Global Innovation There are hundreds of innovative programmes and projects throughout UNICEF. This document highlights work that has been supported by the New York Innovation Unit (OED), and where solutions have gone to scale. Current initiatives Upcoming initiatives Innovation Labs INTRODUCTION
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.20134 Programmes Using new technology, ideas, and feedback loops to serve the hardest-to-reach and most vulnerable communities. Products Co-creating products and their supporting systems, suited to the needs of the most vulnerable populations. Processes Improving UNICEF’s ability to target resources and monitor and manage results to increase efficiency in difficult economic environments. Partnerships Building partnerships to bring different sets of skills, viewpoints and influence to bear on global challenges. At UNICEF, we focus on four key areas of Innovation. INTRODUCTION
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.20135 Models for Accelerating Innovation Systems andTools Research Principles Initiatives Partners Health USER HIV/AIDS RapidSMS Prototype National Benificiary Frontline Provider Multi-countryUN Staff Government and Policy Makers Nutrition RapidFTR Sub-national Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Education and Learning Child Protection Social Inclusion Emergency FOUNDATIONALTECHNOLOGY STAGE IN PROCESS Initiatives are further categorized by one or more of the following tags: This document breaks down work into three major areas, with “initiatives” or “projects” being further broken down by type, and tags. FOCUS AREA INDEX pp. 6-7 pp. 10-18 pp. 8-31 pp. 19-27 pp. 32-36 pp. 28-31
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.20136 Five principles are fundamental to UNICEF’s Innovation work. 1. User-Centered, Equity Focused 2. Built on Experience 3. Open and Inclusive 4. Sustainable 5. Scalable PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.20137 User-Centered, Equity-Focused Respond to user needs, be context appropriate and designed in collaboration with end users. Be developed incrementally, using iterative user testing system models and modified as appropriate. By designing for the most difficult-to-reach first, we build equitable solutions that scale. Sustainable Be viable in the long term, factoring in support infrastructure, maintenance and running costs. Involve governments in the development of solutions. Encourage the involvement and training of local experts (technical and otherwise). Scalable Be replicable and customizable in other countries and contexts. Factor in partnerships from the beginning and start early negotiations. Look towards locally available technologies and use what already exists in the ecosystem. Built On Experience Be built upon previous experience and incorporate best practices into the design of products, services and processes. Facilitate open access to information. Documentation, content and learning can be shared and accessed by anyone. Open and Inclusive Make knowledge around the innovation publicly accessible and prioritize openness as an approach to solving problems. Build technology that is free and open source so that it can be shared with interested parties and adapted by others. Principles PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.20138 1. Models for Accelerating Innovation 2. Systems and Tools 3. Research PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Initiatives address pressing challenges facing women and children.
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.20139 Models for Accelerating Innovation 1. Community Health Worker Backpack PLUS 2. 1000 Days Project / Scaling-Up Nutrition Initiative 3. UNICEF Ventures: Scaling Social Innovations 4. Innovation Fund 5. Country Innovation Labs 6. Innovation in Learning 7. Child-Friendly Technology Framework Systems and Tools 1. Safe Pregnancy and Delivery, RapidSMS Rwanda 2. Patient Tracing and Results Delivery, Results160 3. Health Information and Reminders, RemindMi 4. Nutrition Monitoring, Anthrowatch Tools 3. and 4. combine to form the Mwana Initiative 5. Making People Count by Counting People, SMS Birth Reporting 6. Ensuring Supply of Essential Commodities, MTrac 7. Monitoring and Visualizing Status of Public Services, DevTrac 8. School Monitoring System, EduTrac 9. Connecting Young People to Government, uReport 10. Applications for Family Tracing and Reunification, RapidFTR 11. Emergency Response Simulation Game 12. Design for UNICEF Curriculum 13. Rugged Technology Kit Research 2013 1. How can mHealth innovations be used as health system strengthening tools? 2. How can UNICEF leverage real-time monitoring? 3. How do we engage with mid-career professionals in UNICEF Innovation work? 2012 4. How can we use mobile phones to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV? 5. How can we undertake Open Research? 2011 6. What is the future of real-time information? 7. How can mobile phones support Community Case Management? 8. How do Community Health Workers use mobile phones? 2010 9. How can UNICEF partner with mobile service providers? 10. How can mobile financial services support development? 11. What is the future of health technology? 12. How do adolescent girls use technology in developing world? 13. How do you build an education technology project? 2009 14. What are key trends in technology for children? pp.10-18 pp. 19-27 pp. 28-31 PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201310 Models for accelerating innovation include guides, frameworks, funds, and partnerships to create sustainable solutions that have impact at scale. Initiatives PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Models for Accelerating Innovation
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201311 Health, Nutrition Community Health Worker (CHW) Backpack PLUS chwplus.tumblr.com The Backpack PLUS Toolkit is a set of solutions aimed at empowering and supporting CHWs, widely recognized as being a crucial resource for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to health. It includes key drugs and supplies used by CHWs as well as plans for “soft” elements, such as training and access to supervisors. For some people, the only link to the health system may be through CHWs: often unpaid volunteers who work at the ‘last mile’ of health delivery. When deployed well, CHWs can reduce child mortality in communities by 25 percent or more. unicefstories.org/model/chwbackpackplus/ USER Frontline Provider PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Photo: UNICEF Innovation Unit stage in process Prototype Models for Accelerating Innovation
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201312 Health, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition 1000 Days Product / Scaling-Up Nutrition Initiative With the launch of the global Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) project, UNICEF has developed a mobile service product to support essential interventions in the 1000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday. The 1000 days mobile tool strengthens front-line health services by providing mobile services for support across the entire continuum of care throughout the same time period. This support includes mobile services for growth monitoring, antenatal and postnatal visit reminders, HIV/AIDS lab results delivery, and supply and logistics support for essential medicines. unicefstories.org/model/1000days/ USER Frontline Provider FOUNDATIONAL TECHNOLOGY RapidSMS PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2139/Esteve Models for Accelerating Innovation
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201313 UNICEF Ventures: Scaling Social Innovations For UNICEF Ventures, ‘scale’ means ensuring that good ideas reach a large percentage of a target audience. Impact (for Ventures) means that UNICEF can help transformative products and services have a positive effect on the poorest parts of society. Almost $1 billion is invested every year into a rapidly growing and increasingly crowded field of social entrepreneurs who are developing innovations for the poor. Most social innovations do not achieve widespread adoption, either because the problem being solved is not well understood, the solution developed is not designed for scalability or the entrepreneur is not able to connect with relevant local decision makers and networks. This initiative will leverage UNICEF’s expertise, reach, and evidence base to help funders: 1. Vet early stage social investments 2. Support the most promising social entrepreneurs 3. Achieve scale when successful unicefstories.org/model/unicefventures/ PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0288/Holt Models for Accelerating Innovation
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201314 PRE-FUND INNOVATION [6-12 MONTHS] EARLY-STAGE INVESTMENT [9-12 MONTHS] LARGE-SCALE INVESTMENT [ONGOING] RAPIDASSESSMENT [1-2WEEKS] RAPIDASSESSMENT [1-2WEEKS] Country-developed prototypes with 100% internal funding; no funding to go further Selected projects get second round of funding; projects sale as appropriate Failed projects are shared pubicly Successful projects get added funding for large scale release Failed projects are shared publicly Struggling projects continue without added funding Innovation Fund The UNICEF Innovation Fund has been modeled on venture investment structures that can quickly assess, invest in, and scale innovations that work. It offers staged financing to manage risks, globally rigorous yet regionally sensitive evaluation and monitoring, and a portfolio-based approach to UNICEF’s challenges, with technical assistance from the internationally recognized UNICEF Innovation Unit. unicefstories.org/model/innovationfund/ PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0156/Quarmyne Models for Accelerating Innovation
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201315 Country Innovation Labs unicefinnovationlabs.org Country Innovation Labs are physical spaces that bring together academia, government, civil society and the private sector, as well as young people. Labs are places to co-create sustainable, open-source solutions for pressing challenges. By using new technology and ideas in its programme work, UNICEF reaches out to communities and the most vulnerable children and families and creates solutions across borders. unicefstories.org/model/innovationlab/ USER Benificiary, UN Staff PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Photo: UNICEF Innovation Unit Models for Accelerating Innovation
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201316 Education and Learning Innovation in Learning The Innovation in Learning model maps global innovations in learning around five key areas: 1) access to learning opportunities; 2) quality of materials; 3) experience working with teachers in new ways; 4) creating and teaching skills for the 21st century; 5) using technology to refine learning experiences. unicefstories.org/model/innovationinlearning/ USER Frontline Provider PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Photo: UNICEF Innovation Unit Models for Accelerating Innovation
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201317 Education and Learning Child-Friendly Technology Framework Having a holistic and nuanced understanding of communities and contexts where you work is critical to a successful programme. The specific characteristics and needs of the community should inform the project design and technology selection. Child-Friendly Technology is a framework to inspire brainstorming sessions with teams and communities and consider issues during the development of effective interventions using technology. unicefstories.org/model/childfriendlytechnology/ USER UN Staff, Government and Policy Makers PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Photo: UNICEF Innovation Unit Models for Accelerating Innovation
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201318 PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS 1000 Days Project / SUN Initiative Innovation Fund UNICEF Ventures: Scaling Social Innovations Country Innovation Lab Innovation in Learning Child Friendly Technology Sub-national Global Overview of Models Thematically Broad Thematically Focused CHW Backpack PLUS National Models for Accelerating Innovation
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201319 Innovative systems, tools and products address the needs of the most vulnerable. Initiatives PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Systems and Tools
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201320 FOUNDATIONAL TECHNOLOGY Health Safe Pregnancy and Delivery, RapidSMS Rwanda rapidsms.moh.gov.rw The system helps CHWs track pregnancies, report on danger signs during pregnancy, subscribe to emergency alerts to ensure that women can access emergency obstetric care, and provides a real-time national surveillance mechanism for maternal health. Rwanda has deployed this system nationwide. Health, HIV/AIDS Patient Tracing and Results Delivery, Results160 Results160, used in the Mwana Initiative, has improved test result turn- around time by over 50%. It delivers early infant diagnosis (HIV) results to rural and under-served communities in Zambia and Malawi via text messages rather than paper. CHWs also register births and trace patients via SMS to ensure that they receive key childhood interventions. USER stage in process RapidSMSRapidSMS Frontline ProviderFrontline Provider Multi-countryNational PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Systems and Tools unicefstories.org/tool/safepregnancy/ unicefstories.org/tool/patienttracing/ Photo: UNICEF Innovation UnitPhoto: UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0356/Asselin
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201321 Health, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition Health Information and Reminders, RemindMi RemindMi is a SMS reminder system to help CHWs follow up with mothers and their infants. CHWs register births over their phones and receive timed reminders to follow up with mothers to ensure that they are getting essential health services for their infants, such as HIV testing and immunization. Nutrition Nutrition Monitoring, Anthrowatch Anthrowatch is being used for nutritional surveys and as an ongoing nutritional monitoring tool in times of food insecurity. The system provides feedback on the child’s status and tracks progress over time; it then aggregates the data at a national level. It also addresses issues of loss-to-follow-up by alerting staff to children who have missed appointments. RapidSMSRapidSMS Frontline ProviderFrontline Provider Multi-countryMulti-country USER stage in process PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Systems and Tools FOUNDATIONAL TECHNOLOGY unicefstories.org/tool/healthreminder/ unicefstories.org/tool/nutritionmonitoring/ Photo: UNICEF Innovation UnitPhoto: UNICEF Innovation Unit
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201322 Child Protection Making People Count by Counting People, SMS Birth Reporting In Nigeria, every birth is reported using text messages and the data is gathered at a national level. Since 2010, the system has been used to track the registration of over 8 million births. The Government of Nigeria use this real-time data to pinpoint teams that are not performing and identify and solve important bottlenecks. Health Ensuring Supply of Essential Commodities, MTrac cvs.rapidsms.org MTrac is an SMS-based disease surveillance and medicine tracking system. It provides real-time data for response while monitoring health service delivery performance. The initiative integrates governance and accountability through citizen feedback, an anonymous hotline and public dialogue sessions. UNICEF Uganda and the Ministry of Health are currently rolling this out nationwide (2012-2014). RapidSMSRapidSMS Frontline ProviderFrontline Provider NationalNational FOUNDATIONAL TECHNOLOGY USER stage in process PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Systems and Tools unicefstories.org/tool/smsbirthreporting/ unicefstories.org/tool/mtrac/ Photo: www.cvs.rapidsms.orgPhoto: UNICEF/NYHQ1993-0407/LeMoyne
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201323 Health, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, WASH, Education & Learning, Child Protection Monitoring and Visualizing Status of Public Services, DevTrac devtrac.ug DevTrac is a tool for monitoring development investments made in a country. An online map makes national data and real-time information on development projects available for analysis, accountability and advocacy. It is currently being used nationwide in Uganda. Education and Learning School Monitoring System, EduTrac edutrac.blogspot.com EduTrac is a mobile-phone based data-collection system that helps the Ministry of Education and Sports collect real time data including attendance, enrollment, etc. EduTrac helps districts improve their education planning and provides better and more timely supervision to schools based on system reports. It is being rolled out nationwide in Uganda. RapidSMSRapidSMS Frontline ProviderFrontline Provider Sub-nationalNational PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS FOUNDATIONAL TECHNOLOGY USER stage in process Systems and Tools unicefstories.org/tool/devtrac/ unicefstories.org/tool/edutrac/ Photo: UNICEF/BANA2013-00714/KhanPhoto: www.devtrac.ug
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201324 RapidSMSRapidSMS Benificiary, Government and Policy Makers Frontline Provider Multi-countryMulti-country Social Inclusion Connecting Young People to Government, uReport ureport.ug uReport is an SMS based system that creates dialogue and an essential link from young people directly to the Government and media. As of June 2013, there were 210,000 young Ugandans who receive weekly polls to their phones on community services and relevant issues, and in return receive results and useful facts for action. UNICEF publishes results in newspapers, radio and television and engages members of the parliament and other leaders in dialogue through media. Emergency Applications for Family Tracing and Reunification, RapidFTR rapidftr.com RapidFTR helps humanitarian workers in emergencies quickly collect vital information about children who have been separated from their caregivers, and share it securely with people who can get them help and find their families. This open source set of APIs was one of the first projects fully developed within UNICEF Innovation. It started as a student project in the NYU/ITP Design For UNICEF class. FOUNDATIONAL TECHNOLOGY USER stage in process PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Systems and Tools unicefstories.org/tool/ureport/ unicefstories.org/tool/rapidftr/ Photo: UNICEF Innovation UnitPhoto: www.ureport.ug
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201325 Emergency Emergency Response Simulation Game The Emergency Response Simulation Game balances realistic immersion and game-like experience to illustrate the challenges of humanitarian relief work. The open-source, two-hour simulation is aimed at increasing awareness and developing empathy around emergency humanitarian relief efforts. UN Staff Prototype USER stage in process PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Systems and Tools unicefstories.org/tool/emergencysimulationgame/ Photo: UNICEF Innovation Unit Education and Learning Design for UNICEF Curriculum Each year, students take on a particular challenge area, in a particular geography, and work closely with end-users in UNICEF Country Offices to develop relevant solutions. This class has resulted in products like the water canary and RapidFTR which have gone on to win awards and go to national scale. This curriculum has been taught for five semesters at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), and used in varying forms at Aalto, Art Center College of Design, CUNY, IIT Delhi, and Stanford. Benificiary Multi-country unicefstories.org/tool/designforunicef/ Photo: UNICEF Innovation Unit
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201326 Education and Learning RuggedTechnology Kit Over the years, the Innovation Unit has experimented with various solutions to extend access to information and opportunities.Two historic examples are the Digital Drum from 2002 and the Bee from 2008. Currently, the Uganda Country Office is working on the Digital School in a Box, a solar powered communication hub that can be used to provide communications, education, connectivity and emergency support in places lacking electricity, Internet, telephone, radio and other connections. Benificiary Prototype USER stage in process PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Systems and Tools unicefstories.org/tool/ruggedtechkit/ Photo: UNICEF/UGDA2011-00100/Tylle
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201327 SMS Birth Reporting PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Systems and Tools RapidFTR uReport Design for UNICEF Curriculum DevTrac Emergency Simulation Game Rugged Technology Kit EduTrac MTrac RapidSMS Rwanda RemindMI Results160 Anthrowatch Overview of Tools and Systems Sub-national National Global Thematically Broad Thematically Focused
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201328 Innovation Unit research is both operational and strategic, modeling for new solution spaces and creating a 3 to 5 year portfolio of future options. Initiatives PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Research
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201329 unicefstories.org/research/mhealth_tools How can mHealth innovations be used as health system strengthening tools? 2013 / UNICEF, WHO, Johns Hopkins University and Frog Design publish mHealth framework in Journal of Global Health: Science and Practice provides a new framework that lays out 12 common mHealth applications used as health systems strengthening innovations across the continuum of care. unicefstories.org/research/rtmmv/ How can UNICEF leverage real-time monitoring? 2013 / Practices, contextualized country studies, and user-friendly resource materials to inform real-time monitoring work across UNICEF field offices. unicefstories.org/research/fellows/ How do we engage mid-career professionals in UNICEF Innovation work? 2013 / Research into the concept of an Innovation Fellow, an entrepreneurial, flexible, self-starter from the private-sector who collaborates directly with Country Offices. unicefstories.org/research/hivtransmission/ How can we use mobile phones to eliminate mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV? 2012 / Report on how mobile phones can change the way eMTCT health- care is delivered in the most rural and underserved parts of the world through real-time, two-way communication with communities. PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Research Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2006-2706/Noorani
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201330 unicefstories.org/research/openresearch/ How can we undertake Open Research? 2012 / A template for conducting Open Research - research that has “open and accessible content” where anyone can participate as an editor, writer, or researcher. unicefstories.org/research/psfk1/ What is the future of real-time information? 2011 / Report identifying emergent key trends around the capture and transmission of real-time information streams. unicefstories.org/research/ccm/ How can mobile phones support Community Case Management? 2011 / CHWs can use their phones to get information, ask for advice, re- order life-saving drugs, and receive feedback from the formal health system. unicefstories.org/research/chw/ How do Community Health Workers use mobile phones? 2011 / Investigation, development and documentation of mobile tools that support the needs of CHWs in resource constrained environments. unicefstories.org/research/m4d/ How can UNICEF partner with mobile service providers? 2010 / Study identifying ways in which UNICEF and partners use mobile technology and engage with mobile operators. PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Research Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2012-2178/Nesbitt
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201331 unicefstories.org/research/mmoney/ How can mobile financial services support development? 2010 / Assessment of opportunities to integrate mobile financial services (sending and receiving money using mobile phones) into UNICEF’s work in the areas of health, social protection, and finance and administration. unicefstories.org/research/psfk2/ What is the future of health technology? 2010 / Emerging industry- and user-trends in health technology with inputs on creative solutions and ideas from top creative agencies in New York. unicefstories.org/research/teen_tech/ How do adolescent girls use technology in developing world? 2010 / A chapter in “Adolescent Girls, Cornerstone of Society” (The New School) on how adolescent girls interact with technology, with strategies for collaborating and empowering them. unicefstories.org/research/edutech/ How do you build an education technology project? 2010 / Guide for UNICEF Country Offices to assist in the planning of technology and education, and providing a framework of considerations and processes for implementing programmes at scale.This fed into development of the Child-FriendlyTechnology Framework Model, 2013. unicefstories.org/research/m4c/ What are key trends in technology for children? 2009 / A chapter in the academic text “MobileTechnology for Children” on how to create appropriate technology for, and with, young people, exploring open-source licensing, co-creation, and user anthropology. PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Research Photo: UNICEF/INDA2013-00096/Singh
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201332 Partners bring different skills, viewpoints and networks around global challenges. 1. International Agencies and Organizations 2. Private Sector 3. Academia PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201333 International Agencies and Organizations Partnerships allow us to bring different sets of skills, viewpoints, and influence to focus on the challenges facing women and children. The Innovation Unit’s partnerships are built around five key principles (pp. 6-7) which ensure that innovations developed in collaboration are in the public domain, focused on end users, and created in a way that builds local talent and capacity. Partners: FEMA Global Pulse UNDP UN Foundation UNFPA USAID WHO World Bank unicefstories.org/partners/international/ PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201334 Private Sector Private sector innovation and parastatal partners have a keen interest in the Technology for Development ecosystem. Partners: Frog Design Inc. GE Johnson and Johnson MTN Nigeria Thoughtworks Uganda Telecom unicefstories.org/partners/private/ PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201335 City University of New York CUNY’s Design for UNICEF Challenge is based on the user-centered design principles developed in the NYU courses, but open to CUNY’s 270,000 students, and aimed at developing solutions to stop some of the main killers of children under five. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi A short, one-week version of “Design for UNICEF” was taught to IIT graduate students. The university is also exploring plans to develop a UNICEF Innovation Lab aimed at exporting open-source solutions developed locally. Aalto University Aalto University has sent students to Uganda to work in collaboration with Makerere University and end users in the field. Aalto students explore solutions for water, sanitation, and other areas of UNICEF interest. Art Center College of Design Working with the Art Center College of Design, UNICEF has supported the Media Design Matters Program to create an engagement with students where they spend six weeks in a Country Office. They work closely with UNICEF staff and partners as well as with the end users in the field. Academia Academic collaboration involves a wide range of UNICEF staff working with students to explore new ways of solving problems. These collaborations have produced different ways of thinking about key commodities and systems, compelling research, and vibrant new staff members. unicefstories.org/partners/academia/ PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201336 Academia PRINCIPLES . INITIATIVES . PARTNERS Makerere University Makerere University‘s ongoing relationship with UNICEF Uganda supports joint events such as the RapidSMS / FrontlineSMS Learning Fair and the World Bank Institute sponsored WASH Code Jam. New York University UNICEF staff co-developed and co-teach the Design for UNICEF class at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. A number of projects, including RapidFTR, have come out of this class. Singularity University UNICEF and Singularity will be working together to engage graduate students around issues of global impact, and then situating dynamic problem-solvers in the UNICEF Innovation Lab network in the field. Stanford University Stanford University’s Mechanical Engineering 310 course has been focused on innovations in child survival – particularly looking at Community Health Workers and delivery of services at the last mile. A group of students from Stanford traveled to Nigeria and worked with the Country Office to test their prototype in the field with end users.
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201337
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201338 RapidSMS - a system that uses basic mobile phones and SMS messages to improve the speed and quality of data collection - was awarded Gold and Silver IDSA Awards. The Digital Drum was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Top 50 inventions of 2011. The African Development Bank (AfDB) eHealth Award, has recognized the Ministry of Health of Uganda for its MTrac initiative, describing it as one of the top ten eHealth projects of 2013. UNICEF Innovation Labs won a Redhat Prize for being one of the world’s top four open- source projects. Awards and Recognition Core 77 Design Awards, student runner-up Elephant- Tap is a hard-wearing, theft deterrent water tap developed by Aalto University and UNICEF Finland. It has been designed for schools in developing countries. UNICEF Emergency Response Simulation Game received the professional notable recognition at the Core 77 Design Awards. It balances realistic immersion and game-like experience to illustrate the challenges of humanitarian relief work. In recognition of the innovative and ground- breaking work being done by many the UNICEF’s Country Offices, and the ability of UNICEF to scale successful, open-source projects, Christopher Fabian and Erica Kochi were awarded TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013. With an introduction by Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, TIME highlighted RapidSMS and real time information for action.
    • UNICEF INNOVATION UNIT ANNUAL REPORT 07.2012-07.201339 Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 July 2013