These incredible innovators have leveraged their technology through UNICEF in order to address specific needs of the most vulnerable people around the globe.
An open platform that NGO program managers could use for varying outreach needs without the hassle of interacting with a developer
Nyaruka founders Nicolas Pottier and Eric Newcomer took their extensive experience in software, technology, and development and founded Nyaruka in Kigali, Rwanda in 2010. Nic and Eric decided on Rwanda because it was a country that was not only a hub of innovation but also was trying to built its own software sector. Because of the nature of the environment, they worked with a lot of NGOs to find solutions that could be addressed with mobile technology. They actually worked pretty early on with UNICEF through UNICEF’s existing RapidSMS project in order to help them to build out a maternity health program in Rwanda. RapidSMS was essentially a Python library that facilitated the creation of applications that used SMS. More
A way for under-privileged children with limited access to resources and technology to gain the skills needed to be part of the future global community
The Raspberry Pi is the brainchild of Eben Upton, Technical Director at Broadcom. The idea was inspired by what Upton and his team viewed as a lack of university applicants’ software skills. Keen to get people coding, they released the Raspberry Pi in 2012. The multi-award-winning Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a TV and has the processing power of a desktop PC. More