If we invest in skills for life, more adolescents and young people will reach their full potential in life and become resilient, responsible citizens and social change agents in the society.
If we invest in skills for work, more young people will acquire entrepreneurial skills and will progressively become social innovators and productive members of the society.
If we invest in technology for development, more young people will be exposed to 21st century skills in the digital age and will use technology to drive social innovations.
If we invest in critical thinking, more young people will have the ability to filter messages in mass/social media with the skills to challenge subjective information or biased media reports.
UNICEF is undergoing a transition, driven by an evolving development context, and by disruptive thinking and technologies that promise to advance its service to children.
With this in mind, Innovations Lab Kosovo is helping UNICEF and partners rethink development. A unit of UNICEF Kosovo, the Lab is home to a multidisciplinary team including project managers, software engineers, advocacy practitioners, designers, social entrepreneurs, educators, communications and marketing specialists, and graphic and web designers.
We look across sectors and fields to identify methods, technologies, and tools that promise to advance our service to children and youth. We unite UNICEF’s unparalleled experience and expertise with that of new and different kinds of partners—academia, the private sector, and, most importantly, rights holders themselves—to identify needs and opportunities, and to design, test, and implement the solutions that will define the new development.
LEAD A SOCIAL VENTURE
The Lab’s By Youth For Youth programme provides funding, guidance, and equipment to turn your social impact ideas into reality. Check our news section to see whether we’re accepting applications.
ATTEND A TRAINING or EVENT
The Lab conducts a curriculum of trainings in fields as diverse as open source mapping, application development, social media for social good, public and policy advocacy, and social entrepreneurship. Find out what’s coming up next in our news section.
INTERN WITH THE LAB
Earn university credit while gaining firsthand experience supporting our technology and software development for social good projects. Check our news section to see whether we’re accepting applications.
VOLUNTEER WITH A LAB PROJECT
Take action to support our work: join a network of volunteers committed to helping the Lab and UNICEF realize the new development. Complete our volunteer form here to join our roster of volunteers, and keep an eye on our news section to see what opportunities are coming up.
More than ever, the world’s best companies are integrating social good in their business objectives.
We believe in the vital role corporations can play in bettering society, and are exploring new ways of partnering with the private sector—from expertise sharing and employee volunteerism to in-kind and monetary support to social responsibility guidance—to help us realize our shared objective of a safer, healthier, more prosperous life for children and youth.
Let’s do good together. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore how.
UNICEF is building innovative partnerships with the world’s preeminent academic institutions. Globally, our work includes joint curriculum and expertise sharing, internship opportunities, and programmatic collaboration with (among others) New York University, Columbia University, Art Center College of Design, Alto University, and The New School.
Within Kosovo, the Lab works with leading universities including University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” and University of Business and Technology. University faculty and administration interested in exploring collaboration with the Lab can contact us at email@example.com to learn more.