UK Activate Talk: Future Learning, Addressing the Need of All Young People

London, UK | June 25, 2015

UNICEF UK and Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, invited thought leaders, entrepreneurs, technology experts and UNICEF Innovation Leads to explore some of the key learning challenges in search of a better future for children.

The talk inspired bold ideas and provocative questions that can critically reframe the toughest challenges and discover new opportunities for impact.

For UNICEF, innovation in education can come from technology. But it can also be found in processes, services, programmes and partnerships. To qualify as an innovation in education, UNICEF looks for these criteria:

  • Effectiveness: Does the innovation improve educational opportunities for children most often left behind?
  • Traction: Does it solve a problem; is it easy to use; and does it appeal to stakeholders?
  • Scale: Can it be calibrated for use in multiple contexts while remaining cost effective?


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