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"Show & Tell" at UNICEF with kick off of new Innovation Centre & Fund

Innovation “Show & Tell” as UNICEF kicks off Global Innovation Centre and Innovation Fund

                                                   #Innovation  @UNICEFInnovate

WHO:          Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director and members of global innovation community, including; 
Dr. Sharad Sapra, Director, Global Innovation Centre (Nairobi), Chris Fabian, co-founder UNICEF
Innovations Unit; Stuart Campo, Deployment Specialist for the Global Innovation Centre, Kidus Asfaw,
Global Project Manager for RapidPro, and Stefan Bock, Head of Global Innovation Lab, Uganda.

WHAT:        See UNICEF’s award winning innovations in action, produced by the 14 innovation labs around the world
from U-Report to Edu-trac. Included  will be the  announcement of the kick off of a Global Innovation
Centre (GIC) and Innovation Fund (IF) to bring to scale creative and cost-reducing approaches to
better the lives of the poorest children.
At the exhibit visitors will see how new technology and processes are changing the way that UNICEF works in
the field, and find out about a pipeline of high-potential future investments, which will provide solutions for
the near future.

WHERE:      UNICEF House:  Danny Kaye Visitors’ Centre, Three UN Plaza (on East 44th between First and
Second Avenues)

WHEN:        Thursday, 7 May 2015, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

3:00 – 4:00 Innovation Faire - A tour and demonstration of UNICEF’s innovations for children
4:00 -  5:00 Conversation with UNICEF Executive Director and core GIC sponsors and IF investors 
(Philips Foundation, The Walt Disney Company, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea,
Government of Denmark, UNICEF Canada, UNICEF UK, U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Background
UNICEF Innovation is an interdisciplinary team of individuals around the world tasked with identifying, prototyping, and
scaling technologies and practices that strengthen UNICEF’s work. Through our network of 12 Innovation Labs and
presence in 190 countries, we build and scale innovations that improve children’s lives around the world.
For more information about UNICEF’s work in innovation, visit:
www.unicef.org/innovation and www.unicefstories.org.

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Please RSVP to:
Kate Donovan, UNICEF Media, Tel: +1 212 326-7452, kdonovan@unicef.org
Dana Zucker, Communications Lead UNICEF Innovation, +1 973 462-3855, dzucker@unicef.org

 


 

 

 

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