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UNICEF Innovation Labs

  1. 1. UNICEFINNOVATION LABS
  2. 2. Part 1:WHAT IS ANINNOVATION LAB?
  3. 3. academia private sector civil society designersUNICEF Innovation LabsInnovation Labs bring together the best minds from private engineerssector, academia and development to co-create and solve someof the world’s most pressing challenges programmers•ambitious model for collaboration technical experts•idea incubation with a focus on social impact work•a space to test new ways of reaching and involving children development specialistsand their communities in local and national development•works with other types of labs, in other institutions, to avoidduplication of product or process youth health andinventors child survival educators promising trainees
  4. 4. Lab NetworkThere are research and development innovation Labs in Uganda,Kosovo and Zimbabwe, with plans in the near future for anothernine countries to join the network.These hubs for innovation and collaboration will be able toconnect to other innovation networks and incubators and sharetheir processes and outputs.
  5. 5. This type of south-south collaboration creates space & opportunity for sustainable social innovationMIT Media Lab Kosovo IIT Lab in India Praekalt Lab in Nigeria Instedd Lab Limbe Lab in Cambodia in Cameroon iHub in Kenya Uganda Madagascar Zimbabwe Un Techo para mi País (UTPMP) in Latin America
  6. 6. physical products partnerships software developmentexample:• solar-powered computer kiosks for rural areas• handheld water testing devices for post-emergency use• mobile and web-based platforms to improve service delivery and enhance data collection systems• tools to empower local populations with information for advocacy and action
  7. 7. Goal + Principles open-source solutionsEach Lab may have a different programmatic focus,but all of them will share a set of common principles collaborationand methodologies that emphasize: user-centered design building on experience scalability openness to all interested parties sustainability
  8. 8. Part 2:About three labs>>Description for Labs in UGANDA KOSOVO ZIMBABWE
  9. 9. Launch year 2010 Partners Aalto Univ., Makerere Univ., ThoughtWorks, UNICEF, WHO, Global PulseProject Type • Physical products for rural access to information • Developing mobile phone systems for realtime feedback loops
  10. 10. Launch year 2010 Partners University of Pristina, University of Business and Technology, IPKO, Disney,MIT, Kosovo institutions, UN Agencies in KosovoProject Type • Co-creation of open source products and technological solutions for Kosovo institutions • Youth-driven projects designed to catalyze positive social change • Mobilize and enable broad-based youth participation through the Youth Advocacy Platform
  11. 11. Collaborating Centre for Operational Research and Evaluation (CCORE)Launch year 2010 Partners University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Bio-medical Research Training Institute (BRTI), Zimbabwe Statistical Authority (ZIMSTATS), Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe (MRCZ), National AIDS Council(NAC), Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Ministry Labour and Social Services,Ministry of Education, RTI International, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University College of London (UCL), Pangaea and BattelleProject Type The CCORE has its focus on 5 key thematic areas, including the areas of maternal newborn child health and nutrition, health systems strengthening,  social protection including livelihoods, water and sanitation and basic education with HIV as cross cutting

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