Almost everything UNICEF Supply does is done in collaboration with a network of partners, driven by the needs of children. Some 86 per cent of our procurement is in collaboration with the UN family. WHO for instance is our technical counterpart in identifying, sourcing and buying vaccines and medicines.
Partnerships with for example the World Bank, GAVI, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GFATM and UNITAID are critical in leveraging resources for children and shaping essential markets – increasingly through innovative co-financing arrangements. We also work together closely with governments, both of developing and donor countries, as well as NGO partners like Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Increasingly, our collaborations with academia, the private sector and the design and engineering world aim to find new innovative solutions to the problems faced by mothers and children on the ground, as well as to deepen our skills in supply chain management.
Other examples of these partners include the Index Design Challenge, DTU, Columbia University, New York University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Fritz Institute, IKEA Foundation and UPS. Finally, due to the scale and reach of our procurement for children, we convene partners and industry to shape strategies for the delivery of essential products for children.
Working in partnership for children
Opportunities for the private sector and Supply to partner to improve the lives of children. See ASK document here.