Youth Engagement

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 […]

In Côte d'Ivoire, one child of out 10 dies before the age of 10 years old of easily preventable and treatable illness such as pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria.

U-Reporters take action to prevent spread of mosquito-borne diseases in Côte d’Ivoire

Key insights from the mosquito nets campaign in Côte d’Ivoire from Sophie Chavanel, Chief of Communication, UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire, Norman Muhwezi, Innovation Specialist, UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire There are exciting things happening in Côte d’Ivoire! U-Report Côte d’Ivoire is striking again with innovative ways to use U-Report, and this time, to support programmes’ […]

The Sehat Appa programme delivers menstrual hygiene training to community health workers in marginalized communities and delivers accurate information to young girls and women in the community. The programme aims to reach more than 300,000 girls and women with knowledge to on building good habits. © UNICEF/Pakistan/2018

Design for girls, by girls. Period.

By Gloria Lihemo and Rosemary Arnott Solutions should always be grounded in the people who use them. This is the value of “human-centered design”, an approach UNICEF is using to complement traditional expert- and research-based thinking. By understanding the people who will use the solutions — their wants and needs — […]

In Conversation with Daniel Ouedraogo, Senior Youth Engagement Strategist, UNICEF Cote d’Ivoire

In Conversation with Daniel Ouedraogo, Senior Youth Engagement Strategist, UNICEF Cote d’Ivoire

Daniel Ouedraogo, Senior Youth Engagement Strategist from UNICEF Cote d’Ivoire, shares about their Cote d’Ivoire UNICEF office strategy and new approaches to working with youth. He also tells how U-Report and other UNICEF supported platforms have enabled local young people to raise their voice and take actions on issues they care about. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you could tell us about the current scenario in Cote d’Ivoire and […]

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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 […]

(Left) Katy Sabrina Estime, 15, sits on a bed in a room of her home, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, with Dehana Estime, 17, in Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos Islands, Friday 15 September 2017.

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a category five hurricane that hit the Caribbean between Wednesday 6 September and Sunday 10 September, is putting the well-being of hundreds of thousands of children in the Caribbean in danger. The extent of the devastation to Cuba and islands in the Eastern Caribbean is beginning to become clearer as rapid assessments are underway. With high winds, heavy rain and storm surges, Irma caused widespread damage to homes, schools, health centers and basic infrastructure across the region.

Needs assessments are underway across all the islands affected by Hurricane Irma. UNICEF staff are on the ground, working in close coordination with government and implementing partners, evaluating the most urgent needs for children and adolescents. As of 14 September 2017, 132 schools are potentially affected in Anguilla, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos islands.

Digital volunteers deliver lifesaving information during Hurricane Irma

By James Powell, U-Report Lead Katy Sabrina Estime, 15, sits with her friend in her home which was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, in Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos Islands. UNICEF/UN0121875/Moreno Gonzalez They came in three. Hurricane’s Irma, Jose and Maria battered their way through the Caribbean and Southern Florida last […]

Social Innovators from 22 Country Offices gather in Kosovo to create UPSHIFT 2.0

Social Innovators from 22 Country Offices gather in Kosovo to create UPSHIFT 2.0

by Lisar Morina & Katherine Crisp Prishtina, Kosovo — UNICEF Kosovo and UNICEF’s Global Innovation Centre, brought together stakeholders from more than 22 countries including Vietnam, Guatemala, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Georgia and Indonesia to support the development and enhancement of UPSHIFT. This 3-day workshop was an opportunity to bring together perspectives from across […]