“I believe UNICEF’s most important contribution has been innovation. Technical innovation, of course, but also innovation in how we think about development.”
“The first challenge is to re-purpose technology that the private sector is developing and apply it to our own purposes. The second challenge is to take these innovations to scale.”
“We need to consider more universal goals, and focus on finding the most effective — and the most cost-effective — ways to reach the children in greatest need.”
The list of activities that a lab can host is long, and can grow as the lab develops and diversifies its capabilities.
Sample of the more common events involves: Prototyping Session, Workshop Event, Communication Strategies, Hosting Academia, Skills Training, Reviews, Content Production, and Brainstorming Sessions.
“In all that we do, we must also do a better job monitoring our progress, so we can learn from our successes and setbacks, and identify new obstacles that stand in our way.”
Plans and preparations are presently underway for several more innovation labs, originating from Country Offices and UNICEF collaborators across the globe. We invite you to submit your lab structures, your documents and your knowledge to the project so that future versions can grow, learn, and build.