The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is including and inviting blockchain technology startups to apply for its ‘Innovation Fund’ with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of vulnerable children around the world.
UNICEF’s recently established Innovation Fund is calling for technology startups to apply for funding with ideas and solutions with the potential to “improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.”
Founded in 1946, UNICEF has been synonymous in its role for the cause of supporting children in need around the world.....
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is seeking a software developer and consultant who can help it lead its blockchain efforts.
A terms of reference sheet published last week outlines in detail how the international aid organization is seeking to leverage the technology in accordance with its goals to improve child welfare around the world.
Specifically, the prospective developer and consultant would aid in "research, consulting and prototyping applications for humanitarian purposes".
UNICEF goes on to highlight existing projects focused on identity and remittances –....
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has invested in a South African blockchain startup as part of a broader technology innovation push.
UNICEF indicated in February that it was looking to fund projects focused on the tech through an innovation fund launched last year. At the time, UNICEF said it was looking at the areas of digital identity and remittances as possible areas of investment, and UNICEF later moved to hire a point person on blockchain.
Now, the organization is starting to cut checks to companies working in areas that enhance its mission to promote child and....
Blockchain technology could provide a solution to issues facing the world’s impoverished children, according to Christopher Fabian, one of the co-founders of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) innovation effort.
In a new interview with CoinDesk, Fabian said that UNICEF has spent months discussing blockchain tech internally and how it can be used to address payments and identity problems in conflict areas.
Potential applications aside, Fabian said that he does not believe the technology is mature enough today to address problems UNICEF aims to solve. Yet, that....
UNICEF is looking for a software developer/consultant in New York City for an 11.5-month assignment in its Office of Innovation. The developer will assist in the development of blockchain’s humanitarian uses, according to a posted notice.
The developer will help create products to solve problems in developing nations. The agency uses polymer, react now, node and firebase. The developer will be able to choose his or her own stack when developing a prototype from scratch.
The open projects the developer will support include:
Blockchain: Consulting and prototyping....