U-Reporters officially launch U-Report in  Uzbekistan

UNICEF and Partners Launch a New Digital Platform for Youth in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT, 5 October 2018 – About 6oo young people – school children, students of the colleges and universities, members of the Youth Union of Uzbekistan, officials and representatives from governmental, public and international organizations, media gathered at the ‘Zarafshan’ Media Hall to attend the launch of U-Report, a new digital […]

Digital Monitoring solutions at work: Early Detection and Support to Palestinian Children with Developmental Delays and Disabilities

Digital Monitoring solutions at work: Early Detection and Support to Palestinian Children with Developmental Delays and Disabilities

By: Selena Bajraktarevic, Zurine Cadena Jimenez, and Raquel Wexler Three-quarters of Palestinians use social media networks, and the percentage of persons 10 years and above who use these networks reaches 75% of internet users. As the prevalence of households with smartphones in Palestine has become more ubiquitous, with smartphone coverage […]

Government extension workers in Insiza district (469 km south of the Zimbabwe capital, Harare) receive training on the Rural WASH Information Management System (RWIMS) – SMS Notification Response (SNR). Photo credit: ©UNICEF Zimbabwe/2018/ Mutsiwegota

Digital Monitoring in support of National eSystems Strengthening: Lessons from UNICEF’s RapidPro Scale Up Initiative

By: Raquel Wexler, Deepak Bhaskaran, Sean Blaschke, Wojciech Koprowicz, Cary McCormick, Iain Murray, Lillian Luanda, Zuriñe Cadena Jimenez The Real-time Monitoring through RapidPro Scale-Up initiative is enabling UNICEF teams to leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the delivery of national services and monitoring of programmes, while strengthening the ability […]

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U-Report Cote d’Ivoire Ignites a Youth Movement: 5 lessons on creating content to equitably engage girls and boys

AUTHORS: Sophie Chavanel, UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire Chief of Communications Norman Muhwezi, UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire Innovation Lead In Cote d’Ivoire, more than 50% of our population are under the age of 25. These 14 million young activists and changemakers within their community represent the generation that will lead progress towards a […]

So consider this a Failure Friday posting on the wrong day.

From Fail to Scale: catching up with the field workers

The original story was published in Nutrition RapidSMS on 17 November 2016. View the original article here. There is a misperception among many that tech or innovative developments are being introduced from the national level downwards.  When we started to scale-up the reporting with RapidPro in Northern Nigeria, it was […]

Working together - 25 people involved in the youth sectors, including local and international NGOs, the Private Sector, and key players in social and technical education.

Empowering the New Generation of Innovators in Jordan

By Arianna Freschi Mo’atesem is a 15-year-old boy, displaced from Syria and now lives in Jordan. He has been out of school since he was 9, although he has been attending the UNICEF-funded Makani Centre in Zarq’a. Mo’atesem is a maker. Learning from videos on YouTube, he has taken old […]