Name Innovation Network - Innovation Labs
Source UNICEF
Hyperlink to Source http://www.unicefinnovationlabs.org/
Description The labs allow UNICEF to convene dynamic, new partners around specific local issues—and, importantly, allow the solutions that are created to go to global scale. Innovation Labs create global interoperability. They are physical spaces that allow for collaboration among private sector, academia and civil society. The labs profiled in this guide allow UNICEF to convene dynamic, new partners around specific local issues—and, importantly, allow the solutions that are created to go to global scale.
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Lead Institution UNICEF
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Partners Government, Academia, NGO, Private Sector, Young people
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Info link http://www.unicefinnovationlabs.org/
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Type Network
Potential for reuse High
Open source N/A
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Data Output Formats N/A
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Plug & Play N/A
Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics N/A
Status Pilot
Country use cases
Target Groups
Statistical Institute
Other Government Agencies
Civil Society Organizations
Private Sector
Sectors where the innovation can be applied
  • Science & Technology
  • Areas of technological innovation
  • Areas of management practice innovations
    Funding
    Skills Development
    Crowdsourcing
    Data Management
    Private-Public Partnerships
    Standards
    Use of Alternative Data Sources
    Areas of institutional process innovations
    Digital Activism
    Framework
    Case Study URL with Public Sector Participation http://www.innovateforchildren.org/case-studies/nutritional-surveillance-malawi
    Case Study Description UNICEF Malawi deployed RapidSMS to address serious constraints within the national Integrated Nutrition and Food Security Surveillance (INFSS) System, which was facing slow data transmission, incomplete and poor quality data sets, high operational costs and low levels of stakeholder ownership. Health workers now enter a child’s data, and through an innovative feedback loop system, RapidSMS instantly alerts field monitors of their patients’ nutritional status. Automated basic diagnostic tests are now identifying more children with moderate malnutrition who were previously falling through the cracks. The system also increased local ownership of the larger surveillance programme through two-way information exchange. Operational costs for the RapidSMS system are significantly less than the current data collection system. The Government of Malawi is considering a national scale-up later this year.
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    Internal Comment UNICEF Innovation labs
    Good practices displayed Yes
    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published
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