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BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF GLOBAL INNOVATORS

February 27, 2014 | Announcements, News, Opportunities, Programs, Student Resources

 

You are building for difficult circumstances. You have to adapt and be fluid,” advised Mac Glovinsky, Lead of Innovation in Humanitarian Action at UNICEF.

You are building for difficult circumstances. You have to adapt and be fluid,” advised Mac Glovinsky, Lead of Innovation in Humanitarian Action at UNICEF.

 

At the UNICEF Innovation Unit, we always talk about scale. We strive to ensure that the solutions we design for the world’s marginalized children can be replicated and adapted across geographies and contexts in order to have the greatest reach and impact.

Most recently, we have applied this concept of scale to UNICEF’s first academic competition – Design for UNICEF Challenge – by extending it from a partnership with a single university to a model of global engagement and problem-solving, targeting 20-25 South-based institutions in the next two years.

On February 7th, students from the City University of New York (CUNY) attended a Meet & Greet to kick off their second year of the Challenge. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away in Lebanon, two other schools – Lebanese American University (LAU) and American University of Beirut (AUB) – prepared for a similar event. LAU and AUB are joining CUNY for the spring semester of the Challenge, with plans to include additional academic institutions in Indonesia, Uganda, and Bangladesh next fall.

 

Read the full post herehttp://unicefstories.org/2014/02/26/building-the-next-generation-of-global-innovators/

Click here to get involved in the Global Design for UNICEF Challenge: http://unicefchallenge.com/

 

70 CUNY students gathered at John Jay College to kick off the second year of the Challenge.

70 CUNY students gathered at John Jay College to kick off the second year of the Challenge.

Written by:
Mima Stojanovic, Project Lead, Innovation Unit, UNICEF NYHQ
Norah Maki, Project Assistant, CUNY