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The South African chapter of UNICEF announces a long-term partnership with to promote donations and awareness for children's rights.
In partnership with UNICEF and Innovation Edge, ixo Foundation has been working with pre-school teachers in rural schools across SA on a project called . The project aims to replace an existing paper-based system to track attendance, with a mobile app that allows teachers to make impact claims on the ixo protocol.

Is your electric car free of slavery?

18 Oct 2017 Reuters
By Thomson Reuters Foundation

The United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) estimates 40 000 children work in the warn-torn central African nation's cobalt mines in dire conditions..
Clark highlighted the UNICEF programme, TechnoGirl, which Mint joined in January 2017, which enables high-school girls to gain first-hand insight into the buzz and excitement of the working world and the different careers available in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields..
‘As an organisation that relies heavily on email, as most do, it's critical that we can retain, search and access email records at a moment's notice,' said Michael Gruber, Senior Systems Administrator at UNICEF Canada. ‘In one case, we spent days trying to restore and locate emails for an investigation; days that amounted to wasted cost and resources.
"Society's key health challenges – ageing population, increase in chronic illnesses, endlessly rising health expenses – lead us to imagine new solutions. Mother and childcare is a key focus of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal 3 and at the heart of what Philips is driving in Africa.

UNICEF invests in SA blockchain start-up

16 Nov 2016 Business
By Lauren Kate Rawlins

The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, announced late yesterday it would make venture capital investments in emerging market tech start-ups, including a blockchain company from South Africa..
From July 2002 to July 2009 he was president of UNICEF UK, engaging with issues as diverse as water security and child trafficking..

Google's artificial intelligence beats world champ

9 Mar 2016 Internet
By Reuters and Staff writer

There is a $1 million prize for the winner. If AlphaGo wins, the prize money will be donated to UNICEF, STEM and Go societies.
It refers to UNICEF's as a case in point, which resulted in Khushi Baby, a wearable device containing an individual's health information..
Talking about programme highlights, she says the iSchool Press Team in partnership with UNICEF had a tremendously successful campaign at the end of 2015 where the theme of this campaign was "End GBV". This challenged teams to create inspiring ?lms calling on all South Africans to fight the scourge of gender-based violence.
According to Royal Philips, global child health organisations like UNICEF have made pneumonia a key area of focus in their effort to reduce child mortality in underdeveloped countries throughout the world. UNICEF's supply chain division's product innovation project called ARIDA made a call for technology to industry in 2011, with the aim of achieving innovation in this space.
The challenge was backed by UNICEF, product design company frog and ARM Holdings, whose processors power wearables like the Apple Watch..
Funding is one of the key challenges in the developing world, according Sanjana Bhardwaj, chief of health and nutrition at The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) SA..
The GSMA today announced additional speakers for the 2015 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, including executives from organisations such as China Mobile, Huawei, the Internet Society, MasterCard, MTN, Orange and UNICEF. The event will take place 7-9 October at the  and MTN will again be the Platinum Sponsor.
The challenge is the brainchild of UNICEF, semiconductor IP company , and product strategy and design firm ..
UNICEF, ARM, and frog have launched the Wearables for Good Challenge, calling on innovators to look at the potential of designing wearable technologies for social good..
SA's third mobile operator offers its users free Facebook access for July and August..

Don't wait for paperless classrooms

18 Mar 2015 Hardware
By Michelle Avenant

Reach's educational resources include Fundza, a Mxit and Android app giving users mobile access to books written by local authors in a variety of South African languages, and the Ukufunda Virtual School, a Mxit app providing education-related support structures such as counselling and career guidance. Ukufunda was developed in partnership with the Department of Basic Education and UNICEF.
The content contributions are courtesy of numerous international media, help organisation and institutions such as UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and End Ebola Now..

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