Youth Engagement

Sharing the methodology and key learnings of the BICU Innovation Camps in Nicaragua

Sharing the methodology and key learnings of the BICU Innovation Camps in Nicaragua

By Emmanuel Michaud, UNICEF Nicaragua During 2016 and the beginning of 2017, BICU Innovation Laboratory supported by UNICEF Nicaragua organized three innovation camps implemented in rural and marginalized communities of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast: Pearl Lagoon, Kukra Hill, and Kukra River. These 3-day camps were open to the entire community but […]

UNICEF and UNHCR sign partnership to empower young refugees through SMS technology

UNICEF and UNHCR sign partnership to empower young refugees through SMS technology

Press Release Islamabad, 23 January 2017 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to utilise mobile technology for the empowerment of the young refugee population residing in Pakistan. The partnership will utilise U-Report PakAvaz, UNICEF’s flagship […]

U-Report, le premier outil numérique d’engagement citoyen des jeunes en France

U-Report, le premier outil numérique d’engagement citoyen des jeunes en France

[English translation below] En juin 2016, la France est devenue le 25e pays à rejoindre la communauté internationale de U-Report, et l’un des premiers en Europe. Innovant et intuitif, l’outil de sondages sur smartphone de l’UNICEF connaît un succès grandissant auprès des jeunes français, intéressés par les nouveaux moyens d’expression […]

Participants plan their group task at the Azraq Innovation Lab Open day, October 3rd 2016.

Leveraging the Potential of Youth in Azraq Camp, Jordan

Seeding the ‘Innovation Generation’ at UNICEF’s Innovation Labs Open Day By Arianna Freschi As a young girl or boy living in Azraq’s newly established Village number 5, you might perceive your future as uncertain and unpromising. Your journey to Jordan, through Syria to the Jordanian Border, was long and dangerous. […]

Alfabeto and Belmira. © UNICEF / Rodrigues

“Hi friend…” – a closer look at the SMS BIZ / U-Report counseling programme in Mozambique

The original story was published in U-Report. Written by Nelson Rodrigues. View the original article here. Alfabeto and Belmira are part of a small team of activists powering the SMS BIZ/U-Report Mozambique’s counselling service for adolescents and young people. Alfabeto joined the team 6 months ago and Belmira has been providing counselling services with U-Report for […]

Meeting our youth: our future, our present.

Meeting our youth: our future, our present.

“I am passionate in applying technical, scientific, and analytical skills to foster social good around the world.” “I am driven by big data and machine learning technology to do something good.” “I create ideas using design, storytelling, and technology.” These are just some of the many voices we heard during […]