Partner since 2018
The Microsoft and UNICEF USA partnership focuses on harnessing each other's combined leadership, expertise and resources to help build a sustainable future for children and young people, by empowering children to reach their full potential through innovative solutions in child protection and learning support during emergencies.
Microsoft has so far contributed $10 million in funding, tech credits, engineering hours and other in-kind donations to help scale two innovations — the Learning Passport, a digital, personalized learning platform developed by UNICEF, Microsoft and the University of Cambridge, and Primero, an open-source case management web application that enables social workers to protect and support children affected by violence, abuse, and neglect.
Innovations in education: The Learning Passport
The Learning Passport platform, currently deployed in 10 countries, ensures children can access continuous, quality education, providing local, contextualized content, coursework and supplementary resources, as well as digital skills trainings.
Each learner is provided with a unique, personalized record of their learning history, which can be taken across physical and digital borders. Partners are working to roll out the platform in another 10 countries by the end of 2022.
Innovations in child protection: Primero
The Primero application works online and offline, managing case data, incident monitoring and family tracing and reunification. Microsoft and UNICEF launched a new version called Primero X, to address the increase in domestic and gender-based violence that occurred during pandemic lockdowns. Primero is currently being used in 32 countries and territories to protect more than 100,000 children. By 2025, the goal is to have Primero activated in more than 60 countries and territories.