2016 Winner Profile

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

Project Description:
UNICEF's in-house Innovation Team, tasked with providing new technologies to strengthen UNICEF's ability to advocate for the protection of children's rights around the world, was tasked with deploying RapidPro in 2014. An open source software, RapidPro provided the Innovations team with the ability to easily build and scale mobile-based applications from anywhere in the world. Since RapidPro was designed to send personalized messages over SMS, voice, social media, and Internet-based channels, and it provide UNICEF agents with real-time situation analysis. Using RapidPro, UNICEF decision makers can now access real-time information about issues in their directly related to their communities which enables them to make better-informed decisions.
Business Functions:
Other
Business Goal:
Operational Impact
CIO:
Daniel Couture, Director, ITSS Division
CEO:
Anthony Lake, Executive Director
Headquarters:
New York, N.Y.
Industry:
Nonprofit
Website:
www.unicef.org
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