Global Innovation Centre Initiatives

Nigeria – Using RapidSMS for Birth Registration

Since January 2011 the National Population Commission of Nigeria has been implementing decentralized monitoring using the mobile-phone based platform RapidSMS. The system was designed to identify in real-time, centre-by-centre birth registration disparities, and prompt and facilitate appropriate action. Where it is implemented As of September 2012, RapidSMS is operational in […]

U-reporting from the Rio+20 summit

U-report is at the Rio+20 summit supporting the Government of Uganda in its negotiations around  youth and children. Fatuma, our U-reporter in Rio, is sitting with the Ugandan Delegation in these negotiations. After these meetings she sends out poll questions to our 125,000 U-reporters in Uganda. Overnight, thousands of Ugandans send in responses […]