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Helping Schools Feed Futures in Eastern Africa

School Connect helps schools digitize data on attendance, consumption and stock inventory, to improve quality, planning and pipelines for school meals.

Empowering Kenyan Women for Wellness

The Healthy Woman project tackles obesity, diabetes, and hypertension among Kenyan women, by combining health education with hands-on agri-nutrition training to promote sustainable, health-conscious decision-making.

Nilus: Technology to Tackle Poverty

Nilus is tech company working to lower the cost of living for low-income people, leveraging the power of disintermediation, food rescue and community group buying.


RT-VaMA (Real-time Vaccination Monitoring and Analysis)

This toolkit contains templates, training modules, and other resources and tools that governments can use to quickly deploy real-time monitoring during immunization campaigns to enable quick, responsive, and predictive decision-making. 


Regional Revolving Fund for Sanitation

This innovation assesses the potential to scale the Sanitation Revolving Fund in West and Central Africa, including its effectiveness, sustainability, cost-effectiveness, equity and key steps to effectively scale the financing model.


Cities for a Sustainable Future

ESCAP uses foresight exercises to anticipate and address challenges arising from rapid urbanization. Through research and capacity-building, ESCAP supports evidence-based decision-making for inclusive, resilient urban environments.


Employment and Social Protection Regulations

ILO provided the required infrastructure to implement a recording and notification system for occupational accidents and diseases in Guyana.


Fadfada: Mental Health Support in Syria

An online psychosocial support platform providing mental health support in to over 10,300 cases in post-earthquake Syria.

UN Global Pulse

Global South AI4COVID Program

Initiative that mobilized multidisciplinary research focused on evidence-based artificial intelligence and data science approaches to aid COVID-19 response and recovery.


East African Child Helpline MHPSS Chatbot Initiative

Uses RapidPro for U-Report programs to enhance chatbot/AI tech for instant-response, self-care advice while screening for urgent psychosocial support for vulnerable kids and women, combining technology and human intervention effectively.

H2Grow: Hydroponics for Food Security

Bringing locally adaptable and affordable hydroponic solutions to vulnerable communities worldwide and supporting food-insecure families to increase their access to fresh food and raise their income.

Innovation Acceleration Fights Female Genital Mutilation

The WFP Innovation Accelerator collaborates with UNFPA to combat Female Genital Mutilation in Africa through innovative ventures, for example the ‘Women in Liberation and Leadership’ project.


Satellite Data Empowers ASEAN Countries Drought Resilience

Utilizing satellite imagery and meteorological data, ESCAP and ASEAN teams are bolstering South-East Asian countries’ drought resilience, fostering informed, comprehensive responses and regional action plans.

Juntos Santiago: Gamifying Health for Kids

Juntos Santiago leverages mobile technology and gamification to encourage healthier eating and physical activity among schoolchildren in Santiago de Chile, fostering an enjoyable, participatory environment for improved lifestyles.


Drivers and Triggers in Food and Agriculture

The Future of Food and Agriculture – Drivers and Triggers (FFA-DDT) report offers qualitative narratives and interactive quantitative analysis.


AI to Protect Human Rights Defenders

An AI model, built in collaboration with Dataminr, extracts information about attacks against human rights defenders with the goal of improve situational awareness and safety measures.


Intelligent Community Health Systems (iCOHS)

The intelligent Community Health Systems (iCOHS) is a UNICEF-Rockefeller Foundation partnership to collect and generate actionable insights from health data across the primary and community health system, with applications e.g. in Uganda an Burundi.


Thinkia: Ecuador’s Citizen Innovation Lab

Thinkia is an open innovation lab fostering collaboration across sectors, facilitating collective problem-solving with a focus on social welfare, and aiming to drive development through shared resources and open data.

UN Global Pulse

COVID-19 Risk Assessment in West Java

Pulse Lab Jakarta collaborated with the West Java provincial government to develop a risk assessment map for COVID-19 transmission hotspots in West Java through alternative use of traditional data.


USupportMe: Digital Platform for Adolescent Mental Health

USupport provides personalized, discrete and fast mental health and psychological support for overall well-being of adolescents in Europe and Central Asia.


VR Bus: Revolutionizing Sexuality Education

UNFPA’s Education Bus employs VR and 3D technologies to render sexuality education tangible and accessible for adolescents in remote Honduran regions.


Improve the Air Citizens Breathe

The Global Environment Monitoring System for Air (GEMS/Air) is an air quality monitoring platform in 140 countries using scalable low-cost sensors. >50 million annual users; country use for preventive action, e.g. Kenya, Thailand.


Smart Citizens Cyber Resilience Macau

Enhancing cyber resilience of citizens and civil society stakeholders in smart digital futures, both in Macau and around the world.

Unmasking Diabetes: Empowerment Through Art

The Bigger Picture uses art and multimedia to empower youth in the USA, spotlighting the environmental and socioeconomic inequities that drive type 2 diabetes and promoting transformative action in marginalized communities.

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