Mobile Phone-based Innovations

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April 8, 2024

WFP Innovation Accelerator - Year in Review 2023

The WFP Innovation Accelerator Year in Review 2023 showcases the tangible impact of its efforts to source, support and scale innovations ending hunger and achieving the SDGs.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
SDG 01: No Poverty
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
SDG 05: Gender Equality
SDG 06: Clean Water & Sanitation
February 15, 2024

Improving Digital Livelihood Opportunities for Refugees

This report, developed based on the workshops held with 541 total participants, including a mix of refugees and host community member, seeks to guide UNHCR and other global stakeholders in shaping future digital livelihoods programming and strategies.
SDG 09: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
SDG 08: Decent Work & Economic Growth
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
October 24, 2023

UN Innovation Update 2023

The UN Innovation Update highlight how 40 UN Entities from across the system are leveraging innovative approaches in their work.
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September 17, 2023

SDG Digital Acceleration Agenda

The SDG Digital Acceleration Agenda explores the transformative potential of digital and highlights how it is already positively impacting lives and livelihoods around the world.
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May 15, 2023

Agritech and Fintech Providers in East and Southern Africa: A Landscape Assessment

This report examines the universe of agritech and fintech providers that influence access to finance in East and Southern Africa, exploring their potential to become commercially viable and achieve scale.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
December 28, 2022

Fostering Women Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy

The rapid spread of digital technologies is creating new opportunities for growth and development, but the benefits of digitalization are not automatic and women still face multiple obstacles to succeed in the digital economy.
SDG 05: Gender Equality
SDG 08: Decent Work & Economic Growth
December 6, 2022

The Future We Create: How Innovation Can Advance Disability-inclusive Development

On the occasion of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities 2022, this webinar provided a platform to exchange good practices, discuss challenges, and identify solutions in innovation and technology that support disability-inclusive development.
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November 21, 2022

Green Technology Book 2022 - Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation

The Book takes a look at the state of play of green technologies responding to some of the most critical challenges of climate change with special focus on agriculture and forestry, the water sector and cities.
SDG 13: Climate Action
September 14, 2022

The State of Science, Technology and Innovation in the World’s Least Developed Countries

The report reaffirms the business case for investment in sustainable science, technology and innovation systems in LDCs to contribute to long-term productivity upgrading, economic development, job creation as well as addressing societal challenges.
SDG 08: Decent Work & Economic Growth
SDG 09: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
August 15, 2022

UN Innovation Update - Best of 2020

Highlights from the innovation efforts of 40+ UN Entities throughout 2020.
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August 15, 2022

Using Social Media in Community-Based Protection

This guide shows how UNHCR staff and partners can develop a Community-Based Protection strategy, using Social Media in a way that respects UNHCR’s data protection policy and PoCs’ rights to privacy and security.
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August 15, 2022

UN Innovation Update (Q3 2020)

Highlights from the innovation efforts of UN Entities in the third quarter of 2020.
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August 15, 2022

UN Innovation Update - COVID-19 Special Edition 2

Explore how UN Entities are leveraging innovation to respond to COVID-19.
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August 15, 2022

UN Innovation Update - COVID-19 Special Edition

Explore how UN Entities are leveraging innovation to respond to COVID-19.
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August 15, 2022

Guidelines for Responsible Digital Payments

The Guidelines aim to provide a helpful tool supporting responsible practices in the move from cash to digital payments to reduce poverty and drive inclusive growth.
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August 15, 2022

Connecting with Confidence - Managing Digital Risks to Refugee Connectivity

The emergence of connectivity as aid is a significant step in the evolution of humanitarian assistance. In this report, UNHCR explores the management of digital risks to refugee connectivity.
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