Stockholm 05 Oct 2021

UNICEF establishes key global innovation centre in Sweden

UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, has decided to establish its new innovation centre in Stockholm, Sweden. The head office will, in collaboration with the Swedish business community and expert authorities, gather innovators to develop and invent new solutions to, together with children, promote children’s rights and well-being in the world, according to UNICEF.

By locating the centre in Sweden, UNICEF will have access to, and can build collaborations with, Sweden’s innovation ecosystem. This means the opportunity to collaborate with the Swedish business community, develop partnerships with The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and other actors in the innovative development cooperation and the opportunity to take part in Sweden’s outstanding work with high-tech solutions for children. Swedish development cooperation is based on innovative solutions, from digitalization to high-tech development to strengthen rights and fight poverty.

The innovation office in Stockholm, which is expected to have about a hundred employees, will be surrounded by an ecosystem of smaller innovation hubs located around the world.

About UNICEF Sweden
The Swedish National Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF Sweden) mobilises resources for UNICEF’s disaster and development work around the world and works for real change for children and young people. The assignment includes influencing decision-makers, informing and educating about children’s rights and reviewing and ensuring Sweden’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Agenda 2030. UNICEF Sweden is one of 33 national committees of UNICEF around the world.

Photo: UNICEF, UN051292, Christopher Herwig

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